THE STORY

                           "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

 

TOUR DATES

Exeter Northcott Theatre,

Exeter 

22 FEB- 2 MAR  

New Theatre Royal,

Portsmouth 
7- 9 MAR 

Belgrade Theatre,

Coventry
20 - 23 MAR

Festival Theatre,

Edinburgh
27-30 MAR 

Theatre by the Lake,

Keswick
2- 6 APR

Oxford Playhouse,

Oxford
9 -10 APR 

York Theatre Royal,

York
16 - 20 APR

Malvern Theatres,

Malvern
24- 27 APR

Box Office: 01684 892277

The Grand Theatre,

Blackpool
30 APR - 4 MAY

Box Office: 01253 290190

New Wimbledon Theatre,

Wimbledon
9- 11 MAY

Box Office: 08448 717615

Queens Theatre Hornchurch,

Hornchurch
22 - 26 MAY

Box Office: 01708 443333

Bristol Old Vic,

Bristol

29 MAY - 1 JUN 

Box Office: 01179 877877

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre,

Guildford

5 - 8 JUN 

Box Office: 0148 344 0000

 

CAST AND CREATIVE

CAST

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

CREATIVE

Book| Poppy Burton-Morgan
Music|Pippa Cleary
Music & Lyrics| Keiran Merrick


Director | Poppy Burton-Morgan

Musical Supervisor | Mark Collins
Designer | William Reynolds

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

 

MEGAMIX

In The Willows: MegaMix - Cast
00:00 / 00:00

MUSIC VIDEOS

READ THIS SIGNS (BSL)

EASY LIFE

ANIMAL

 

REVIEWS

"Theatre at its best. Drop everything and go see it!"

Reviewsgate

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"One of the best pieces of theatre I've seen in a long time."

Camilla Joyce

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"Kenneth Grahame meets Hamilton"

The Daily Mail

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"Nothing short of absolute brilliance"

The Reviewshub

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"Clever and humorous...pure 

West End musical"

The List

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"Intelligent, witty, and hugely exhilarating"

British Theatre Guide

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"Energetic performances

for all ages"

The Reviews Hub

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ACCESS AND OUTREACH

Elements of British Sign Language (BSL) will be integrated into all performancesWatch Chris explain how this works:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fully Signed performances are available at: 

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.

RELAXED PERFORMANCE PACK

EDUCATION PACK

 
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