As the new musical prepares to open for previews at the London Palladium on the 16th June, the first images of the cast in costume have been released. 

Denise Welch as Mrs Otter in The Wind in the Willows Credit Darren Bell
(c) Darren Bell. 

Directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, this brand new musical based on the beloved book by Kenneth Grahame is set to star Rufus Hound as the amazing Mr Toad, Simon Lipkin as Ratty, Craig Mather as Mole, Neil McDermott as Chief Weasel, with Denise Welch as Mrs Otter and Gary Wilmot as Badger.

Craig Mather as Mole in The Wind in the Willows Credit Darren Bell
(c)Darren Bell. 

Meanwhile, the full company will also include: Chris Aukett, Rosanna Bates, Joel Baylis, Jenna Boyd, Abigail Brodie, Jorell Coiffic-Kamall, Nicole Deon, Emilie du Leslay, Joshua Gannon, James Gant, Evan James, Michael Larcombe, Bethany Linsdell, Ryan Pidgen, Adam Vaughan, Georgie Westall and Natalie Woods.

Gary Wilmot as Badger in The Wind in the Willows Credit Darren Bell.jpg
(c) Darren Bell. 

This riotous comedy follows the impulsive Mr Toad whose insatiable need for speed lands him in serious trouble. With his beloved home under threat from the notorious Chief Weasel and his gang of sinister Wild Wooders, Toad must attempt a daring escape leading to a series of misadventures and a heroic battle to recapture Toad Hall.

The new musical adaptation of the classic story has been adapted for the stage  with a book by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Olivier Award-winning composer and lyricist duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.

Neil McDermott as Chief Weasel in The Wind in the Willows Credit Darren Bell.jpg
(c)Darren Bell. 

Also in the creative team, the production will feature choreography by Aletta Collins, set and costume design by Peter McKintosh, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Gareth Owen, wig and makeup design by Linda McKnight, orchestrations by Chris Jahnke and David Shrubsole and musical supervision by Simon Lee.

Rufus Hound as Mr Toad in The Wind in the Willows Credit Darren Bell
(c)Darren Bell. 

The Wind in the Willows will open for previews at the London Palladium from the 16th June and is currently booking until the 9th September. To book tickets visit:   Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, UK Tickets.co.uk and Theatre People.com

 

 

 

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