A new trailer for the new musical adaption of Kenneth Grahame’s classic story has been released as well as  behind-the-scenes footage into the making of the trailer. 

This brand new musical has been adapted for the stage by Julian Fellowes, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe and will open at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in October before runs at The Lowry in Salford and the Mayflower in Southampton, prior to a run in the West End.

As well as the trailer, a behind-the-scenes interview with George Stiles, gives an insight into some of the music and the making of the trailer.

This new trailer released follows on from news of casting for the production. The cast has been set to include: Rufus Hound, starring as the lovable if mischievous Mr Toad,  Fra Fee as Mole, Thomas Howes as Ratty and Neil McDermott as Chief Weasel, with further casting yet to be confirmed.

The new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s original story, which follows the adventures of Mr Toad and his friends Mole, Ratty and Badger, has been delighting generations of readers and will bring the story back to life again.

The Wind in the Willows has been developed for the stage by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Olivier Award-winning composer and lyricist duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, who last collaborated on the musical Mary Poppins which ran for three years in the West End and six years on Broadway.

Rachel Kavanaugh will be directing this production, heading up a creative team which also includes designs by Peter McKintosh, choreography by Aletta Collins, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Gareth Owenand musical supervision by Simon Lee.

For more information about The Wind in the Willows and to book tickets visit: http://windinthewillowsthemusical.com/

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