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Floyd Collins

Floyd Collins – The Musical

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Fearless cave explorer Floyd Collins becomes trapped deep underground in this open, honest folk-opera with a hauntingly beautiful score. Read More >

It’s 1925 in Kentucky and fearless cave explorer Floyd Collins dreams of finding fame and fortune deep underground. When he becomes trapped, it’s a race against time for his family and friends as they fight to set him free.

The media circus above ground turns their extraordinary rescue effort into a national sensation. Floyd’s determination will inspire the whole community…

Journey to Floyd’s breathtaking Sand Cave in this all-new evocative production of Adam Guettel and Tina Landau’s award-winning musical.

Based on a true story, the tale of Floyd Collins is told in the style of an open, honest folk-opera and illustrated by a hauntingly beautiful score that evokes a heady, Bourbon-laced blend of Bluegrass, Copland and Stravinski with a dash of Gershwin. Plunge into another world and another time with this exceptional musical, brought to life within the hallowed walls and atmosphere of Wilton’s.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 21/09/2016

Opening Night: 27/09/2016

Closing Night: 15/10/2016

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Cast & Creative


Director - Jonathan Butterell

Lighting Designer - Rick Fisher

Set Designer - Lee Newby

Sound - Tony Gayle

Lyrics By - Adam Guettel & Tina Landau

Music By - Adam Guettel