"Kenneth Grahame meets Hamilton...brilliantly original and delightfully funny… irresistible"
- Daily Mail
In The Willows is the extraordinary new British Musical, with soaring vocals and spectacular dance battles, starring the Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe.
Mole’s first day in ‘The Willows’. Her classmates look a bit scary. Surely Mr Badger will look out for her, as streetwise Rattie, rich kid Toad and cheeky Otter teach her the ways of The Riverbank. But when Toad gets locked up for joyriding, the Weasel Clan break into his (lily)pad. It's now only a matter of time before Chief Weasel reveals Mole’s dark secret...
This classic story is brought leaping into the twenty first century. Featuring ballads, beats and backflips this fresh new musical will be fun for the whole family.
"Not to be missed"
- Camilla Joyce
Written and directed by Poppy Burton Morgan (Mouthful, Trafalgar Studios), Choreography from Rhimes Lecointe (Associate Choreographer Zoo Nation), Music from Pippa Cleary (Adrian Mole; Menier Chocolate Factory) and hip-hop composer Keiran Merrick from the award-winning company who brought you Jungle Book and Little Mermaid.
Age guidance 6+
Produced in association with Exeter Northcott Theatre.
In The Willows incorporates elements of British Sign Language integrated within the show.
THE EXTRAORDINARY NEW MUSICAL OF WIND IN THE WILLOWS
REHEARSAL ROOM SNEAK PEEK
MUSIC VIDEO: EASY LIFE
Exeter Northcott Theatre,
22 FEB- 2 MAR
New Theatre Royal,
7- 9 MAR
20 - 23 MAR
Theatre by the Lake,
2- 6 APR
9 -10 APR
York Theatre Royal,
16 - 20 APR
24- 27 APR
Box Office: 01684 892277
The Grand Theatre,
30 APR - 4 MAY
Box Office: 01253 290190
New Wimbledon Theatre,
9- 11 MAY
Box Office: 08448 717615
Queens Theatre Hornchurch,
22 - 26 MAY
Box Office: 01708 443333
Bristol Old Vic,
29 MAY - 1 JUN
Box Office: 01179 877877
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre,
5 - 8 JUN
Box Office: 0148 344 0000
CAST AND CREATIVE
Badger | Clive Rowe
Mole | Victoria Boyce
Toad | Harry Jardine *
Rattie | Zara Macintosh
Otter | Chris Fonseca *
Chief Weasel | Bradley Charles *
Owl | Abiola Efunshile
Duck | Chris Tendai
Rabbit | Katherine Picar *
Twitchy Rabbit | Treasure Iyamu
BSL Interpreter | Laura Goulden
BSL Interpreter | Simeon Campbell
Judge Voiceover | Amanda Wright
* = Video included in biography
Director | Poppy Burton-Morgan
Choreographer | Rhimes Lecointe
Costume Designer | Ryan Dawson Laight
Sound Designer | Andy Graham
Associate Director | Sheila Attah
Assistant Director | Eva O'Flynn
Assistant Director | Seraphim Davey
Orchestrations | Keiran Merrick
Assistant Musical Director | Cillian Donaghy
Costume Supervisor | Hannah Boothman
General Management | Oliver Mackwood Productions
Marketing & Press | Target Live
Production Stage Manager | David Selmes
Company Stage Manager|Sophie Sierra
Assistant Stage Manager|Lizzie Laycock
Assistant Stage Manager / Wardrobe|Paige Harris
READ THIS SIGNS (BSL)
"Theatre at its best. Drop everything and go see it!"
"One of the best pieces of theatre I've seen in a long time."
"Kenneth Grahame meets Hamilton"
The Daily Mail
"Nothing short of absolute brilliance"
"Clever and humorous...pure
West End musical"
"Intelligent, witty, and hugely exhilarating"
British Theatre Guide
for all ages"
The Reviews Hub
ACCESS AND OUTREACH
Elements of British Sign Language (BSL) will be integrated into all performances. Watch Chris explain how this works:
Fully Signed performances are available at:
Yvonne-Arnaud Theatre Guildford - Saturday 8th June 7pm.
To book or find out more about the signed the performances, follow the venue links above.
For D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences - the best seats to see both the stage and the BSL interpreter (who stands at the right of the stage) are on the right hand side of the auditorium and about 4 rows from the front of the stage.
There will be audio description available for all performances - please contact box office for details.
For all performances you can download a visual story / pre-show information pack which may be helpful for neuro-diverse audiences or those with learning disabilities.