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The Wind in the Willows

Saturday 17 November–Saturday 26 January 2019

New Vic Theatre Production

Written by Kenneth Grahame
Adapted by Theresa Heskins
Directed by Peter Leslie Wild
Music composed by Matt Baker

This year, join Rat, Mole, Badger and Mr Toad for an adventure on the River Bank, as they navigate boat trips, intriguing new places and a succession of motor cars that will take them hurtling down winding country lanes. Performed by a large cast, featuring live music and filled with cunning, courage and friendship, The Wind In The Willows is an enchanting story that will capture the imaginations – and the hearts – of the whole family this Christmas!

When Mole emerges from her spring clean, she is thoroughly bored. Setting off in search of something to cheer her up, she gets more than she bargained for when she meets some new friends.

As they each get to know each other, their misadventures take them to unexpected places and when Mr Toad’s obsession for fast motor cars lead him astray, they find themselves far from home.

But the group will stop at nothing to save their eccentric friend. Even if that means taking on the mysterious characters of the dark, Wild Wood.

Accessible performances for schools:
Audio Described: Wednesday 9 January 10.30am
Captioned: Thursday 17 January 2.15pm
Relaxed Performance: Monday 21 January 2.15pm

Accessible performances for families:
Audio Described: Saturday 12 January 10.30am
Captioned: Saturday 19 January 2.15pm
Relaxed Performance: Monday 14 January 6.00pm

Relaxed Performance visual guide: Download here…

Approx running times:
Act 1: 1 hour
Interval: 20 minutes
Act 2: 40 mins



Saturday 17 November–Saturday 26 January 2019


Photo Gallery

Image by Andrew Billington


“Even better than messing about in a boat…”

Jenny Amphlett, The Sentinel

“A super festive-season family show…”

John Hargreaves, Market Drayton Advertiser

“Takes you on an adventure that will see the whole family thoroughly entertained.…”

Rob Stanway, At The Theatre

“The silent movie train sequence is a work of genius…”

Chris Wallis, Northern Soul

“Every child should have the opportunity to see this incredible production - so should every adult!…”

Jane Lythgoe, Hitmix Radio

“Not one to miss…”

Charlotte Yorke, Staffs Live

“We can thoroughly recommend this warm-hearted family show for a magical festive outing…”

Colette Warbrook, Yeah Lifestyle

“All the hallmarks of a great New Vic Christmas show…”

William Stafford, Bum On A Seat

“A fabulous story, superb stage setting and fantastic cast…”

Sonya Farrall, Babababoon

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