WHAT IS THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS ABOUT?
Based on Kenneth Grahame’s children’s novel of the same name, The Wind In The Willows follows the story of Mole who fed up with his spring cleaning ventures outside onto the Riverbank. Join Badger, Ratty, Mole and the irrepressible Toad on their adventures. The story follows the adventures of Mole and his friends Badger, Rat and Toad. From lazy days on the riverbank, to speeding cars, a jail break and criminal deeds cooked up in the Wild Wood, this critically-acclaimed production lovingly brings Kenneth Grahame’s masterpiece vividly to life.
WHAT CAN THE AUDIENCE EXPECT TO SEE?
Told through narration, dance and song, colourful costumes and masterful puppetry, The Wind in the Willows is the perfect festive treat for all the family.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
Kenneth Graham first wrote The Wind In The Willows in 1908. It was rejected for publication and even after being published, sales remained slow. It was only following the books enormous success in the USA that it became popular in the UK.
A stage adaptation called Toad Of Toad Hall was originally written by Winnie The Pooh author A.A. Milne in 1929.
Kenneth Grahame was originally a banker, and was Secretary of the Bank Of England.
Narrator – Alan Titchmarsh
Mole – Sonya Cullingford
Ratty – Martin Harvey
Badger – Ira Mandela Siobhan
Toad – Cris Penfold
Direction and Choreography by Will Tuckett
Puppetry by Toby Olie
Set Design by The Quay Brothers
Costume Design by Nicky Gillibrand
Lighting Design by Warren Letton