The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

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The Wind in the Willows

by Alan Bennett

Adapted from the book by Kenneth Grahame

This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD

The Wind in the Willows is the tale of four friends: Mole, Rat, Badger and Toad, whose adventures on the riverbank and roads of the Thames Valley have delighted children of all ages since it was first published in 1908.  With a wonderful supporting cast of characters including a lugubrious horse, a sporty otter, and a gang of wide-boy weasels, this is the perfect family treat for Christmas.  

Alan Bennett's adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's novel premiered in 1990 and has become a classic in its own right. Bennett manages to make the tale both nostalgic and current at the same time, and slips in enough gags for the adults to keep them as entertained as the younger members of the audience.

Directed by

Damien O’Keeffe

Wharfeside Theatre

Relaxed Matinee performance on Saturday 14th December 2.30pm - open to anyone who feels they would benefit from seeing a theatre performance in a more informal environment. Numbers will be limited to keep the atmosphere as relaxed as possible.

The show will be slightly adapted - the sound will be turned down a little and the theatre lights turned up and a relaxed performance always includes a relaxed attitude to noise and movement (voluntary and involuntary) in the auditorium.

There will be a special ‘quiet’ zone for anyone who might feel uncomfortable at any point in the performance. This will be a safe and supervised space for audience members to come out if they should find that the auditorium starts to become overwhelming.

There’ll also be lots of friendly members of the Front of House team to welcome you.  We can provide a visual (social) story for anyone who needs it as well as a clear synopsis. Please contact the office on 01943 609539 if you require a copy of the "Social Story" in advance.