The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow


New England, 1820: The isolated town of Sleepy Hollow is disrupted by the arrival of a new schoolteacher, Ichabod Crane, who challenges the town’s superstitions with science, reason and fact. The locals instantly mistrust him; but Katrina van Fleet, heiress to Sleepy Hollow’s rich land is charmed by his intellect and passion. But Ichabod is mistaken: as behind each one of the villagers’ tales lies a dark and bloody truth. As the spirits of the Hollow Wood grow restless, and as the hooves of the Headless Horseman thunder ever nearer, Katrina is forced to make a choice that will change the fate of Sleepy Hollow forever.

Based on Washington Irving’s infamous short story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a powerful and atmospheric musical by Helen Watts and Eamonn O’Dwyer. It is a story of community; a story of faith, of blood and belief; a story that asks the simple question: what happens when good people make bad choices?

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  • Genre: Fantasy, Adaptations (Literature), Period
  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast, Features Children, Roles for Teens, Flexible cast size, Roles for Children, Room for Extras
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences


Eamonn O'Dwyer

Eamonn is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and has worked as a musician, composer and sound designer in theatres all over the world. He has written original music for Mrs Beeton Says...(Bristol Old Vic Theatre School); The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow(National Youth Musi ...
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Helen Watts

Helen trained at Italia Conti on the BA Acting (Hons) course.After a few years of working as an actress Helen moved to writing and directing, with a particular interest in 19th century classic literature. Adaptations for stage include Persuasion, Far From The Madding Crowd, N ...
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