Stunningly brought to life in a spectacular new musical by Olivier-award winning composer and lyricist duo, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Mary Poppins, Betty Blue Eyes, Half a Sixpence) and Oscar-winning screenwriter and creator of Downton Abbey Julian Fellowes, The Wind in the Willows will delight audiences of all ages!
This riotous family comedy follows the impulsive Mr. Toad whose insatiable need for speed lands him in serious trouble. With his beloved home under threat from the notorious Chief Weasel and his gang of sinister Wild Wooders, Toad must attempt a daring escape leading to a series of misadventures and a heroic battle to recapture Toad Hall.
Recently performed at the West End’s London Palladium, The Wind in the Willows features a gloriously British score featuring songs such as ‘The Amazing Mr. Toad’, ‘Messing About in a Boat’, ‘The Open Road’ and the fabulous ‘We’re Taking Over the Hall’. With a script that brings comedy, thrills and heart to Kenneth Grahame’s classic story of adventure and friendship, this show is not one to miss.
Will you join Ratty, Mole, Badger, Toad and Mrs Otter on the adventure of their lives to free Toad from captivity and re-take Toad Hall?
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