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The Wind in the Willows 2017 Tickets

London Palladium, London
The Wind in the Willows 2017
London Palladium, London
Our Review 4 / 5

The major new musical based on Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved classic opened at the London Palladium in June 2017.

Starring Rufus Hound as the amazing Mr Toad in a spectacular new production reuniting Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Olivier Award-winning composer and lyricist George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.

This riotous 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.

Featuring eye-poppingly beautiful design, exuberant choreography and a gloriously British score, The Wind in the Willows brings an explosion of anarchy, humour and heart to the world famous London Palladium.

Ratty, Badger and Mole join the exuberant Toad and embark on a series of adventures and misadventures caused by his insatiable need for speed! Imprisoned for theft and with his existence under threat from the inhabitants of the Wild Wood, Toad must attempt a daring escape to defend Toad Hall. Featuring spectacular stagecraft and a company of over fifty, this sparkling new musical with a glorious original score brings this treasured British classic to life in what is set to be 2016’s wildest theatrical adventure!

Previews from |
17th June 2017
Opening date |
29th June 2017
Booking from |
6th May 2021
Available until |
2nd September 2017
Run time |
2 hours 20 minutes
Categories |
Age guidance: 6+
Julian Fellowes, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
Jamie Hendry, MJE Productions and Josh Gilinski in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth
Rachel Kavanaugh
Songs by:
George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
Howard Harrison
Gareth Owen
Peter McKintosh
Aletta Collins
Cast list:
Rufus Hound (Toad), Craig Mather (Mole), Simon Lipkin (Rat), Neil McDermott (Chief Weasel), Denise Welch (Mrs Otter), Gary Wilmot (Badger), Chris Aukett, Joel Baylis, Jenna Boyd, Abigail Brodie, Abigail Climer, Jorell Coiffic-Kamall, Nicole Deon, Emilie du Leslay, Joshua Gannon, James Gant, Evan James, Michael Larcombe, Bethany Linsdell, Ryan Pidgen, Adam Vaughan, Georgie Westall and Natalie Woods.
Other info:
Orchestrations by Chris Jahnke and David Shrubsole and musical supervision by Simon Lee.

London Palladium Venue Information

London Palladium, 8 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF
Nearest tube:
Oxford Circus

Customer reviews

Our Review of The Wind in the Willows 2017


The London Palladium, one of the greatest variety theatres in the world, brought pantomime back there last Christmas (and will be doing another this year); now they've also brought back the summer family musical, too, and its a dazzling triumph of absolutely ravishing set and costume designs, high comedy and great melodies. While musicals are typically booked for open-ended runs in the West End, this one pours a massive budget -- a reported £4.5m - into a no-expense spared spectacle... Read more

Latest The Wind in the Willows 2017 News & Features

Rufus Hound as Mr Toad
New Cast Portraits for The Wind in the Willows Released
Monday, 05 June, 2017
New portraits have been released of the principal West End cast of The Wind in the Willows, which includes Rufus Hound as 'Mr Toad' alongside Simon Lipkin as ‘Rat’, Craig Mather as ‘Mole’, Neil McDermott as ‘Chief Weasel’, Denise Welch as ‘Mrs Otter’ and Gary Wilmot as ‘Badger', ahead of the first preview at the London Palladium on 17 June 2017. An official opening is scheduled for 29 June with a limited...
The Wind in the Willows cast recording
New Musical The Wind in the Willows announces Original London Cast Recording
Monday, 15 May, 2017
It has been announced that the new West End musical The Wind in the Willows will release an Original London Cast Recording in mid-June to coincide with the opening of the show at the London Palladium on 29 June, following previews from 16 June 2017. Producers Jamie Hendry and Sony Masterworks Broadway announced the news of the 20-track album which was recorded by the London company earlier this month. The album is available for pre-order today and is available on Sony...
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