Why See the Wind In The Willows?
In The Wind In The Willows, the adventures of four woodland friends are retold through dance, song, music and puppetry. From a dusty old attic a wonderful tale unfolds. The serenity of the river bank is rocked by a speeding car, a galloping caravan, a racing train and criminal deeds cooked up in the depths of the Wild Wood.
The escapades of the reckless Toad and his long-suffering friends Ratty, Mole and Badger are brought to life in a production that has charmed audiences of all ages. Drawing inspiration from the music of Edwardian composer George Butterworth, the action is set to a score by Martin Ward.
Directed and chorepgraphed by world-renowed dancer Will Tuckett, it is narrated by the former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion, and its elegant and ingenious puppetry is provided by none other than the man behind the War Horse creations, Toby Olie.
Opening night: 11 December 2013
The Wind In The Willows is suitable for audiences aged 5 and upwards
Cast and Creative
Tony Robinson as 'Kenneth Grahame - The Narrator
Will Kemp as Ratty
Cris Penfold as Toad
Christopher Akrill as Badger
Clemmie Sveaas as Mole
Ewan Wardrop, Paul James Rooney, Kayleigh Gore, Connor Dowling, Kirsty Mather, Anna Martine, Jo Meredith, Aron Wild.
CreativeChoreography by Will Tuckett
Set design by The Quay Brothers
Costume designs by Nicky Gillibrand
Lighting design by Warren Letton
Narration by Andrew Motion
What you thought
2 reviews, average rating: (4.8 Stars)
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