NEWS: Wind in the Willows to Open at London Palladium in 2017

It has been confirmed that the musical adaptation of Wind in the Willows, currently running at The Lowry in Salford, will open at the London Palladium in the summer of 2017. 

The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame’s beloved story about the adventures of Mr Toad and his friends Badger, Ratty and Mole is a brand new musical that features a book by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and score by Olivier Award-winning composer and lyricist team George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.

The musical is currently playing at the Lowry in Salford, before heading to the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton, prior to a run in London.

Wind in the Willows currently stars Rufus Hound as Toad, David Birrell as Badger, Fra Fee as Mole, Thomas Howes as Ratty, Neil McDermott as Chief Weasel and Sophia Nomvete as Mrs Otter.

The production will open for previews at the London Palladium from the 17th June, officially opening on the 29th June 2017.

Talking about the news producer Jamie Hendry said:”Following wonderful receptions in Plymouth and Manchester where The Wind in the Willows has delighted adults and children alike, I’m thrilled that a wider audience will be able to share in the joy of this glorious new musical at the London Palladium.”

The production 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 will open for previews at the London Palladium from the 17th June and is currently booking until the 9th September 2017. To book tickets visit:, Discount, Theatre Tickets, Love, Theatre and UK


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