Latest shows announced as part of The Shows Must Go On livestreams
This week, audiences can watch The Wind in the Willows and Midnight Tango.
Following all shows having been streamed as part of the "Greats on Tour" season, two new productions will be available to watch online this week. The Wind in the Willows is streaming from 2pm on 28 October, with Midnight Tango made available later in the week.
Performed at the London Palladium, Rufus Hound plays Mr. Toad in the Kenneth Grahame classic, as he tries to defend Toad Hall. Created by Julian Fellowes, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, the musical played during the summer of 2017. In a review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Mark Shenton praised the lead cast, saying there’s “real comedy gold led by Rufus Hound, an ace physical comedian who also knows how to put across a song, as Toad. There's also delightful anthropomorphic work from Simon Lipkin as Rat, Craig Mather as Mole, Neil McDermott as Chief Weasel, Denise Welch as Mrs Otter and Gary Wilmot as Badger plus the most adorable family of hedgehogs led James Gant as Mr Hedgehog and Jenna Boyd as Mrs Hedgehog.”
Audiences can then watch Midnight Tango, led by Strictly Come Dancing professionals Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace. Set in a bar in Buenos Aires, the production celebrates the Argentine Tango as an art form. Midnight Tango was last performed at the Phoenix Theatre in 2013, directed by Karen Bruce. Midnight Tango is available to watch on 30 October for 48 hours.
Photo credit: Cast of The Wind in the Willows (Photo by The Wind in the Willows)