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The Wind in the Willows returns to the West End

The Royal Opera House production of The Wind in the Willows will return to the West End this Christmas, beginning previews at the Vaudeville Theatre on 26 Nov 2014, with an official opening set for 02 Dec and continuing its limited engagement through to 17 Jan 2015.

The production enjoyed its first West End run, marking the first ever commercial transfer of the Royal Opera House, when it transferred to the Duchess Theatre in December 2013. The show went on to win the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Entertainment & Family at this year's awards.

Synopsis: 'Based on Kenneth Grahame's timeless classic, the adventures of four woodland friends are retold through dance, song, music and puppetry. From a dusty old attic a wonderful tale unfolds; the peaceful riverbank world is rocked by a speeding car, a racing train and criminal deeds cooked up in the Wild Wood.'

The creative team behind The Wind in the Willows features direction and choreography by Will Tuckett, music by Martin Ward, narration by Andrew Motion, set design by The Quay Brothers, costumes by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting by Warren Letton, and puppet design by Toby Oliť.

The Royal Opera House production of The Wind in the Willows is produced by CMP, Act Productions, William Archer for Bob & Co and Celia Atkin.

Casting is yet to be announced. However, tickets go on sale to the general public on 15 Jul 2014.

- by Tom Millward

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