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Watch: Alan Titchmarsh on The Wind in the Willows – ‘It’s like reading about home’

The gardener and broadcaster discusses his love for Kenneth Grahame’s book and his role as Narrator in Will Tuckett’s production of The Wind in the Willows.

By Lauren Holden (Winner of the Kings Cultural Challenge and former ROH intern)

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.

By Lauren Holden (Winner of the Kings Cultural Challenge and former ROH intern)

12 November 2014 at 6.04pm

This article has been categorised Dance and tagged Alan Titchmarsh, book, by will tuckett, Kenneth Grahame, Literature, Production, Wind in The Willows

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