Poop Poop! Watch out, watch out Toad’s about!

The charming tale of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad comes alive this Christmas as The REP heads downstream to the riverbank and embarks on a glorious adventure that leads to Toad Hall, to the perilous Wild Wood and finally to battle!

Featuring his own brand of nostalgia and comedy, Alan Bennett brings Kenneth Grahame’s classic riverbank story to life. With music and merriment, The Wind in The Willows will keep you entertained and enthralled, no matter what your age.



“Alan Bennett’s stage adaptation of The Wind in the Willows has become a classic in its own right.”
The Guardian

“This children’s favourite about woodland and riverside friends is brought hop, skip and jumping to life.”
The Stage

“A Christmas cracker of a show. […] An ever-revolving mixture of nostalgia, foresight and contemporary relevance, The Wind In The Willows has something for all ages.”
Birmingham Mail

“A wonderful production.”
Solihull News

“A wonderfully charming, sleek, entertaining production”
Birmingham Post (online)

“[A] resourceful production that did not need to rely on gimmicks and stunts to engage you thanks to a multi-talented cast.”
Worcester Evening Standard

“A delight for the festive season that will appeal to adults and children alike.”
The Public Reviews

“A heart-warming tale with no vulgarity but plenty of adventure, a bit of slapstick and song and above all some enjoyable and honest fun.”
Coventry Observer

“Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Alan Bennett’s version of Kenneth Graeme’s classic riverbank tale.”
Express and Star

“[Alan Bennett’s] dry wit is written all over the production with some very sharp dialogue which bring a smile to the adults in the audience.”
Behind The Arras

“A rollicking, rumbustious seasonal show that will entrance and entertain the entire family.”
Virtual Shropshire

“An achingly beautiful production in its whole concept, thrillingly executed with integrity throughout.”
ReviewsGate

The Cast

Michael Hugo

Michael Hugo

Chief Weasel

Greg Herst

Greg Herst

Stoat Cyril, Ian, Gerald, Portly, Gaoler and Salesman

Andrew Whitehead

Andrew Whitehead

Hedgehog Herbert, Motorist Rupert and Music Captain

Chris Nayak

Chris Nayak

Albert and Policeman

Alan McMahon

Alan McMahon

Magistrate

Heather Phoenix

Heather Phoenix

Clerk, Washerwoman and Rabbit Mother

Liv Spencer

Liv Spencer

Squirrel Shirley, Motorist Monica and Bargewoman

David Bowen

David Bowen

Ferret Fred, Weasel Wilfred and Traindriver

Duane Hannibal

Duane Hannibal

Weasel Norman

Sophia Hatfield

Sophia Hatfield

Rabbit Rose and Gaoler's Daughter

Esh Alladi

Esh Alladi

Rabbit Robert, Fox and a Different Policeman

Creatives

Terry King

Creative

Paul Pyant

Lighting Designer

Gregory Clarke

Sound Designer

Jenny Arnold

Movement Director

Michael Holt

Designer

Conrad Nelson

Musical Director and Arranger

Gwenda Hughes

Director

Date Time Venue Notes Prices Booking

The Crescent Theatre

  • Address: Sheepcote Street, Birmingham, B16 8AE
  • Box Office: 0121 643 5858
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