It has been confirmed that the musical adaptation of The Wind in the Willows, currently running at The Lowry in Salford as part of its UK tour, will transfer to the London Palladium in the summer of 2017.
Kenneth Grahame’s beloved story about the adventures of Mr Toad and his friends Badger, Ratty and Mole is a brand new musical that features a book by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and score by Olivier Award-winning composer and lyricist team George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.
First premiered at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, the musical is currently playing at the Lowry in Salford, before heading to the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton, prior to a run in London.
The Wind in the Willows currently stars Rufus Hound as Toad, David Birrell as Badger, Fra Fee as Mole, Thomas Howes as Ratty, Neil McDermott as Chief Weasel and Sophia Nomvete as Mrs Otter.
Casting and the dates for the West End run have yet to be confirmed.
The production is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh with design by Peter McKintosh, choreography by Aletta Collins, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Gareth Owen, orchestrations by Chris Jahnke and David Shrubsole and musical supervision by Simon Lee.