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Arthur Blakey
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L: Alan Bates in the 1961 film;
R:Marcus Lovett in the 1998 West End premiere
Characters Adapted from Other Works
First Appearance: Whistle Down the Wind
Creator: Mary Hayley Bell (source novel);
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman (relevant stage adaptation)
Nationality: United Kingdom in novel;
United States in play
Religion: Protestantism (apparently)
Date of Birth: c. 1926
Spouse: Unnamed wife (murdered by him)
Occupation: Criminal
Appearing in:


"The Great White Way"
by Laura Frankos

Set in OTL
Type of Appearance: Direct
Species: VR avatar
Cause of Death: Stabbed to death
Military Branch: Webberites

Arthur Alan Blakey (usually called simply The Man in playbills) is a fictional character in Mary Hayley Bell's novel Whistle Down the Wind (1959). The novel has been repeatedly adapted to film and stage, including an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Blakey, a dangerous killer (whose murder tally varies between adaptations), escapes from prison, and hides in a rural village where a group of pious children mistake him for the Second Coming of Jesus. This sets off a paradoxical series of events which parallel the Gospel narrative and lead to an awakening of conscience in several characters.

Arthur Blakey in "The Great White Way"[]

Arthur Blakey was one of Brent Birley's virtual Webberites in the Sondheim-Webber battle. Blakey put up a valiant fight against the Sondheads until Sweeney Todd killed him with a razor.

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