Images and video are released of Alan Titchmarsh and his stage debut in the Olivier Award-winning The Wind In The Willows.
The Royal Opera House’s production returns to London’s West End from 26th November 2014
Director and choreographer Will Tuckett’s critically acclaimed The Wind in the Willows returns to the West End this December after an Olivier Award-winning run last Christmas. The production will be at the Vaudeville Theatre from Wednesday 26th November 2014 through to Saturday 17th January 2015.
Alan Titchmarsh will make his West End debut starring as the narrator. He is joined by Martin Harvey in the role of Ratty, Cris Penfold who returns to the cast to resume his role as Toad, Ira Mandela Siobhan as Badger and Sonya Cullingford as Mole. Other members of the company include: Ewan Wardrop, Kayleigh Gore, Jay Webb, Alastair Postlewaite, Jessica Ellen, Rachael Mossom, Jo Meredith and Aron Wild.
Based on Kenneth Grahame’s timeless classic, the adventures of four woodland friends are retold through dance, song, music and puppetry. From a dusty old attic a wonderful tale unfolds; the peaceful riverbank world is rocked by a speeding car, a racing train and criminal deeds cooked up in the Wild Wood.
The escapades of the hot-headed Toad, debonair Ratty, shy Mole and wise Badger are brought vividly to life in a production that has charmed audiences of all ages. Drawing inspiration from the music of Edwardian composer George Butterworth, the action is set to a score by Martin Ward.
Alan Titchmarsh in The Wind in The Willows
Through Tuckett’s choreography, with narration written by former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion and designs from The Quay Brothers and Nicky Gillibrand, the Vaudeville Theatre will be transformed into the magical world of Grahame’s tale.
Recommended for everyone aged 5 and over.
Director & Choreographer Will Tuckett
Composer Martin Ward
Narration Andrew Motion
Set design The Quay Brothers
Costume designs Nicky Gillibrand
Lighting design Warren Letton
Puppet design Toby Olié
The Wind In The Willows
Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Age Restrictions: Suitable for ages 5+
Booking From: 26th Nov 2014
Booking Until: 17th Jan 2015
Important Info: The dates for the matinee performances vary throughout the run.
Evenings: Tuesday to Saturday 7.00pm and Sunday at 5.00pm
Matinees: Wednesday 2.30pm, Saturday 2.30pm and Sunday at 1.30pm