NEWS: Original cast recording for The Wind in the Willows announced

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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. [caption id="attachment_183879" align="alignright" width="192"] Get all social media for The Wind in the Willows its cast on[/caption] 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.

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Emma Clarendon studied drama through A-Level before deciding she was much better suited to writing about theatre than appearing onstage. She’s written for a number of online publications ever since, including The News Hub and Art Info. Emma set up her own blog, Love London Love Culture, in April 2015 and tweets at LoveLDNLoveCul.

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