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Wind in the Willows to transfer to West End for Christmas 2013

Will Tuckett's delightful adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's story is the ROH's first West End transfer.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Online Content)

9 July 2013 at 11.08am | 2 Comments

Will Tuckett's Wind in the Willows is to transfer to the Duchess Theatre in December 2013, the first time a Royal Opera House production has transferred commercially to London's West End.

The much-loved adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's classic sees the adventures of reckless Toad and his long-suffering friends Ratty, Mole and Badger retold through dance, song, music and puppetry. It will run for eight weeks.

Alex Beard, Chief Executive Designate of the Royal Opera House said:

'This is a hugely exciting development for us, seeing one of our much-loved productions transfer into the West End. The Wind in the Willows was the first small-scale Christmas production to be created for the then newly opened Linbury Studio Theatre, and has been so popular that we have brought it back into the repertory three times since those first performances. Will Tuckett’s production is a wonderful family show and we’re really pleased that more people will have the opportunity to see it just down the road from Covent Garden.'

Watch the Wind in the Willows trailer:

Tickets for The Wind in the Willows are now on sale.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Online Content)

9 July 2013 at 11.08am

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This article has 2 comments

  1. Alison Martin responded on 28 December 2013 at 12:47pm Reply

    I took five children aged between 5 and 10 and four adults to the Wind in the Willows last week, as a Christmas treat. Sadly we were all bitterly disappointed with the production..the children were bored to tears as was I. I felt that the choreography was unimaginative and the narrative was dull. Overall an expensive mistake.

  2. This is as lovely and enjoyable a show as could be imagined, especially if you like poetry, dance, humour, puppetry and a good night out at the theatre! My husband and I went on our own, but there were many groups in the audience the evening we went, some with children and teenagers and from what we could see, all present were smiling and laughing along with the action! 'It was not a full house, but the house was full of cheering at the end!'

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