Producer Jamie Hendry
and Sony Masterworks Broadway have announced the release of the original cast recording of new musical The Wind in the Willows
Previewing at the London Palladium from the 16th June before officially opening on the 29th June, The Wind in the Willows
is a brand new musical featuring music by George Stiles
and lyrics by Anthony Drewe
as well as a book by Julian Fellowes
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The original cast recording is set for release in mid-June, available to pre-order now. It has been produced by Olivier Award-winners George Stiles and Anthony Drewe as well as being co-produced by Simon Lee. The cast went to the studio earlier this month to record the twenty track album.
The London cast is led by actor and comedian Rufus Hound as Mr Toad who appears alongside West End stars Simon Lipkin as Rat and Craig Mather as Mole; EastEnders
actor Neil McDermott as Chief Weasel; Coronation Street
and Boy Meets Girl
star Denise Welch as ‘Mrs Otter’ and West End legend Gary Wilmot as Badger.
Based on Kenneth Grahame’s beloved novel, this new musical adaptation of The Wind in the Willows follows the adventures of Mr Toad and his friends Rat, Mole and Badger as they try and save Toad Hall from the Chief Weasel and his gang of sinister Wild Wooders.
The production is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh with choreography by Aletta Collins, set and costume design by Peter McKintosh, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Gareth Owen, wig and makeup design by Linda McKnight.