Images and full casting for the musical adaptation of The Wind in the Willows has been released today as the cast begin rehearsals for the brand new musical. 

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George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. (C) Mark Brenner. 

Rehearsals have now started for the anticipated new musical of Kenneth Grahame’s beloved story, created by George Stiles, Anthony Drewe and Julian Fellowes, which will open at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on the 8th October.

The production will then travel to The Lowry in Salford and the Mayflower in Southampton, before a West End run.

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Julian Fellowes and Rufus Hound. (c) Mark Brenner. 

The Wind in the Willows will star Rufus Hound as Mr Toad, David Birrell as Badger, Irish actor and singer Fra Fee as Mole, Downton Abbey’s Thomas Howes as Ratty, EastEnders bad-boy and Shrek star Neil McDermott as Chief Weasel and Sophia Nomvete as Mrs Otter.

Meanwhile, the full cast will also include: Rakesh Boury, Courtney Bowman, Jenna Boyd, Abigail Brodie, Jorell Coiffic-Kamall, Nicole Deon, James Gant, Evan James, Graham Lappin, Michael Larcombe, Bethany Linsdell, Dylan Mason, Emma Odell, Ryan Pidgen, Patrick Sullivan, Karli Vale, Adam Vaughan, Georgie Westall and Holly Willock.

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Fra Fee and Sophia Nomvete. (c) Mark Brenner. 

This new stage adaptation is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh with design by Peter McKintosh, choreography by Aletta Collins, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Gareth Owen, orchestrations by Chris Jahnke and David Shrubsole and musical supervision by Simon Lee.

The Wind in the Willows follows the adventures of the troublesome Mr Toad and his friends Mole, Ratty and Badger as they try and steer Mr Toad away from trouble!

The Wind in the Willows will run at the Theatre Royal Plymouth from the 8th to the 22nd October. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://windinthewillowsthemusical.com/

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