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‘The Wind in the Willows’ site-specific adaptation to open at Wilton’s Music Hall

Kenneth Grahame’s story returns to London this Christmas.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Head to Toad Hall at The Wind in the Willows this Christmas. But instead of The Wind in the Willows, it’s The Wind in the Wilton’s, as it’s playing at Wilton’s Music Hall. The Wind in the Wilton’s begins on 24 November, with a press night on 30 November and performances to 31 December.

Piers Torday adapts The Wind in the Willows for the off-West End venue. The show will see Rat, Mole, Toad, and Badger tackle climate change issues, while fighting against fellow creatures and getting up to plenty of adventures.

Speaking of the new adaptation, Torday said: “Wilton’s with its extraordinary history and unique atmospheric backdrop is the most perfect venue to conjure the charm, joy and beauty to bring one of my most favourite books ever, alive on stage.”

Elizabeth Freestone directs Darrell Brockis as Toad, Melody Brown as Badger, Tom Chapman as Weasel, Paula James as Duck, Corey Montague-Sholay as Mole, Chris Nayak as Otter, and Rosie Wyatt as Rat.

The Wind in the Wilton’s will feature original music by Piers Torday and Chris Warner, design by Tom Piper, lighting design by Zoe Spurr, movement by Emma Brunton, and puppetry by Samuel Wyer.

The Wind in the Wilton’s is at Wilton’s Music Hall.

Photo credit: Wilton's Music Hall

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