The Wind In The Willows Review

Gary Wilmot, Denise Welch, Rufus Hound, Simon Lipkin, Craig Mather in The Wind in the Willows. CREDIT Darren Bell

The Wind in the Willows written by Kenneth Grahame and first published in 1908 was a childhood favourite of mine growing up. Especially the 1983 stop motion film which holds a special place in my heart. When I heard that a new The Wind In The Willows Musical was playing for a limited time only at the London Palladium, I was a tad excited. If you’re a fan of the orginal story of Mole’s adventures with Rat, Toad and Badger, you’re going to love the stroll down memory lane. Produced by Jamie Hendry, MJE Productions and Josh Gilinski, in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth, and directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, The Wind In The Willows is a larger than life production.


The performance was on point with all characters transforming into the Rat, Toad, Mole and Badger that you know and love. Rufus Hound as the infamous Toad is exceptionally good with his comedic timing and over the top caricature like performance. He’ll have you wanting to ‘poop poop’ along with him as he demands all your attention focus on him whenever he’s on stage.

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While the songs are slightly repetitive at time, they’re catchy and choreography by Aletta Collins is simply stunning. And with the costumes, sets and props are bright, flashy and just plain fun, you can forget that you’ve heard the same clip of song three or four times. We’re giving it 3 out of five stars and think children are particularly going to love this show. Mum and/or dad, you’re lucky for a limited time only during summer, kids go free at all performances until the 9th of September (terms and conditions apply). So what are you waiting for get online, visit and book your tickets now!

Neil-McDermott-and-the-company-of-The-Wind-in-the-Willows-Photo-by-Marc-Brenner-Jamie-Hendry-Productions-2Reporter: Tegan LeBon

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