The Wind in the Willows

Box Tale Soup

The Wind in the Willows

A warm and imaginative stage adaptation of this childhood classic



This beautiful new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s much loved classic about four friends and their river bank adventures is coming to Shilbottle Community Hall.

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

 From the peaceful pleasures of Ratty’s beloved river bank to the fearful frights and wicked weasels of the Wild Wood, audiences can join Mole and Ratty, grumpy old Badger and wild Mr.Toad on their marvellous adventures on land and water.

Wind in the Willows uses imaginative staging, clever props and costumes, original music and beautifully crafted fabric puppets including a 4ft Mr Toad. The show is performed by Antonia Christophers, Noel Bryne and Mark Collier of award-winning theatre company Box Tale Soup (‘Northanger Abbey’).

The Wind in the Willows was commissioned by the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham in 2017 and is currently touring to northern counties in partnership with Highlights Rural Touring Scheme.

This rare stage adaptation is a warm-hearted show to inspire the imaginations of young audiences aged 5+ and their families and makes a wonderful first outing to a theatre show for the very young.

“Their beautifully crafted micro-shows are like collector’s items” The Stage

They are wonderful.” The Times Winner – ‘Best Show for Families’ at Buxton Fringe for ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’


Tickets: Adult £8.00, Concession £7.00, Child £4.00, Family ticket £19.00

Tickets available from Gill Bray (07946 537 703)

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