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
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!