THE EXTRAORDINARY NEW MUSICAL OF WIND IN THE WILLOWS
"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.
"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
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
Director | Poppy Burton-Morgan
Choreographer | Rhimes Lecointe
Costume Designer | Ryan Dawson Laight
Sound Designer | Andy Graham
* = Video included in biography
Exeter Northcott Theatre
New Theatre Royal Portsmouth
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
New Wimbledon Theatre
Queens Theatre Hornchurch
Bristol Old Vic
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Theatre by the Lake
York Theatre Royal
The Grand Theatre Blackpool