The Wind

in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows is a delightful story about animal friends; Moley, Ratty, Badger and the often-mischievous Mr Toad.

Mr Toad’s insatiable need for speed triggers a daring adventure as he discovers motor cars and the thrill of the open road.  His friends, Ratty, Moley and Badger try to stop his reckless and destructive ways encouraging him to be a sensible Toad.

Meanwhile, his home Toad Hall is invaded by the wild-wooders.  His friends step up to help going into battle to evict the invaders and recapture Toad Hall.

With original music and playful whimsical characters, The Wind in the Willows is bursting with imagination and excitement.  This classic story is re-imagined for 21st century audiences, focusing on themes of friendship and responsibility.

Featuring a multi-talented cast – Harrison Paroz (Toad), Angela Ponting (Moley), Michael Escober (Badger) and Jacob Watton (Ratty) – deliver this heart-warming story perfect for family audiences.



The Wind in the Willows

By Kenneth Grahame

Adapted for stage by David Gooderson

This production premiered at Empire Theatres Toowoomba in March 2021. It was supported by Toowoomba Regional Council.

Show Credits:


Angela Ponting Moley/Washerwoman’s Daughter/Old Gentleman

Jacob Watton Ratty/Judge/Train Driver

Michael Escober Badger/Otter/Policeman

Harrison Paroz Mr Toad/Duck

Director/Choreographer: Alison Vallette

Creative Producer: Ruth Atkinson

Original Music: Harrison Paroz

Original Lyrics: Harrison Paroz, Michael Escober and Alison Vallette

Set Design: Kerry Saul and Alison Vallette

Audio Visual Design: Ruth and Ralph Atkinson

Costumes: Alison Vallette and Debra Nairn

Graphics Characters: Charlotte Fountain

Duration: 55 mins no interval


Venue Format

Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue, Outdoor

Technical Rating

The production can be modified to suit most venues

Touring Party

4 artists plus 1-2 technicians


Production is designed for simplicity in touring with clever use of rear projection within the single set piece. RAVA Productions tours the projector and all specialist equipment.

Marketing and Engagement

Unique Selling Point

The Wind in the Willows is a classic tale well known by parents and grandparent.

This new production introduces a new generation to the characters, reinvented by four talented artists.

The central themes are friendship, taking responsibility and learning the consequences of your actions, the importance of home contrasted against fun adventures out in the world.

Marketing Materials

Ideal for children and their families. Years 1-3 primary school aged children and teachers.

A comprehensive marketing kit is available to presenters.

Community Engagement

The artists are available for student and teacher workshops in Drama, Dance and Music.