New production images for the musical adaptation of The Wind in the Willows have been released ahead of its opening night at the Theatre Royal Plymouth tonight (19th October). 

Neil McDermott and the company of The Wind in the Willows. Photo by Marc Brenner. Copyright Jamie Hendry Productions.jpg.jpg
Neil McDermott and the company. Photograph by Marc Brenner. (c) Jamie Hendry Productions. 

This new musical continues to play at the Theatre Royal Plymouth until the 22nd October and will also visit the Lowry in Salford and Mayflower Theatre in Southampton, prior to opening in London’s West End.

Based on Kenneth Grahame’s beloved story, the production stars Rufus Hound as  Toad, award-winning actor David Birrell as Badger, Irish actor and singer Fra Fee as Mole,Downton Abbey’s Thomas Howes as Ratty, EastEnders and Shrek star Neil McDermott as Chief Weasel and Sophia Nomvete as Mrs Otter.

Fra Fee as Mole in The Wind in the Willows. Photo by Marc Brenner.Copyright Jamie Hendry Productions.jpg.jpg
Fra Fee as Mole. Photograph by Marc Brenner (c) Jamie Hendry Productions. 

Directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, The Wind in the Willows follows the wild and wonderful adventures of the excitable but loveable Mr Toad and his friends Ratty, Mole and Badger.

The musical also features 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.

Rufus Hound as Mr Toad in The Wind in the Willows. Photo by Marc Brenner. Copyright Jamie Hendry Productions.jpg.jpg
Rufus Hound as Mr Toad. Photograph by Marc Brenner (c) Jamie Hendry Productions. 

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

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