12 November 2014 at 6.04pm | Comment on this article
Alan Titchmarsh will star as Narrator in Will Tuckett’s production of The Wind in the Willows at the Vaudeville Theatre this Christmas. Though perhaps best-known for his horticultural endeavours, Alan is a huge ballet fan and has hosted a number of BP Big Screen relays and ROH Insight events at Covent Garden; including a recent interview with Carlos Acosta about Don Quixote.
We caught-up with Alan during a photoshoot for the production and he reveals where his love for The Wind in the Willows stems from: ‘I grew up in the Yorkshire Dales, alongside the River Wharfe. There were willow trees there, and so reading The Wind in the Willows is like reading about home. It remains my favourite book – it’s absolutely wonderful to be a part of it.’
The Wind in the Willows runs 26 November 2014–17 January 2015 at The Vaudeville Theatre. Tickets are still available.