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.
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
Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue, Outdoor
The production can be modified to suit most venues
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.
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.
Ideal for children and their families. Years 1-3 primary school aged children and teachers.
A comprehensive marketing kit is available to presenters.
The artists are available for student and teacher workshops in Drama, Dance and Music.