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London Palladium (London, )
(Oxford Circus)- Argyll Street
London,

Schedule

Two hours and 20 minutes, with one intermission

Mondays: 7:30pm
Tuesdays: 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Wednesdays: 7:30pm
Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 2:30pm and 7:30pm

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The major new musical based on Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved classic opens at the London Palladium from June 2017.

Starring Rufus Hound as the amazing Mr Toad in a spectacular new production reuniting Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Olivier Award-winning composer and lyricist George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.

This riotous comedy follows the impulsive Mr Toad whose insatiable need for speed lands him in serious trouble. With his beloved home under threat from the notorious Chief Weasel and his gang of sinister Wild Wooders, Toad must attempt a daring escape leading to a series of misadventures and a heroic battle to recapture Toad Hall.

Featuring eye-poppingly beautiful design, exuberant choreography and a gloriously British score, The Wind in the Willows brings an explosion of anarchy, humour and heart to the world famous London Palladium.


Emma Rice and Michael Morpurgo's '946' to Make American Premiere at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Berkeley Rep today announced the American premiere of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips adapted by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse) and Emma Rice, with Rice also directing. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Today, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS to Blow Into Rose Theatre Kingston for the Holidays; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Today Rose Theatre Kingston announces the casting for its Christmas production of Kenneth Grahame's classic story The Wind in the Willows. (more...)

NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals Officially Launches Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre presents the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place tonight, October 27 and tomorrow, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

South Coast Repertory Kicks Off Theatre for Young Audiences Season with Musical 'Mr. Popper's Penguins'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

South Coast Repertory opens the 2016-17 Theatre for Young Audiences series with the classic children's story, Mr. Popper's Penguins, Nov. 4-20. Six actors and 24 puppets bring this musical adaptation to life, which is directed and choreographed by Art Manke. (more...)

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS to Open at London Palladium in June 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Following a highly-acclaimed pre-West End engagement, producer Jamie Hendry announced this morning that the major new musical The Wind in the Willows will open in the West End at the world-famous London Palladium. Previewing from 17 June 2017, the production will open on 29 June 2017. (more...)

Spend A Night Out with TWELFTH NIGHT in the Gardens This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Well-loved purveyor of enthralling outdoor theatre, the Australian Shakespeare Company (ASC) returns this summer with a new production of one of Shakespeare's greatest comic masterpieces, Twelfth Night. (more...)

VIDEO: THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Cast Create John Lewis Advert Parody
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Thanks to John Lewis, Mr Toad and the Wild Wooders have discovered trampolines and they can't get enough. Move aside Buster the Boxer! (more...)

Photo Coverage: MTC Honors Nathan Lane at 2016 Fall Gala
by Walter McBride - Nov 22, 2016

Just last night, Manhattan Theatre Club presented its 2016 Fall Benefit, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane. The evening will featured appearances by Lane's friends and colleagues: Christine Baranski, Jenni Barber, Mike Birbiglia, Matthew Broderick, Brian Dennehy, Mark Linn-Baker, Andrea Martin, Terrence McNally, Jack O'Brien, Seth Rudetsky, Lewis J. Stadlen, John Slattery, Susan Stroman, and more. (more...)

Nathan Lane Weighs In on Trump's HAMILTON Twitter Rant
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Lane took a few moments to weigh in on president-elect Donald Trump's recent Twitter posts regarding an appearance by Vice President elect Mike Pence at Broadway's HAMILTON (more...)

Guest Blog: Ciaran McConville On THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS at Rose Theatre Kingston
by Guest Blog: Ciaran McConville - Nov 21, 2016

Adapting The Wind in the Willows for the stage has been such a circuitous and unexpected process. I reread the book last Christmas and understood, but couldn't define, its enduring appeal. As a novel, it's gloriously messy - at times conventional and at others surprisingly radical. Kenneth Grahame switches genres mid-chapter, offers no consistency on the physics of his fictional world, and his views on class, sex and gender all feel stuffy by today's standards. (more...)

Rediscovered Tony Harrison Play Opens 2017 at the Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the rediscovery of Tony Harrison's The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus in its first London production for nearly 30 years opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season. (more...)

Adrian Scarborough and Gawn Grainger Join DON JUAN IN SOHO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

David Tennant, who plays the title role in Patrick Marber's Don Juan in Soho, will be joined by Adrian Scarborough as Stan and Gawn Grainger as Louis. (more...)

Protein Dance's MAY CONTAIN FOOD Embarks on Final Leg of UK Tour This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

After a UK tour that started at the Lowry before a three week run at The Place in the Spring and has spanned the country, May Contain Food is embarking on the final leg of its tour with a date in Stockton on the 24th November, and two London dates: artsdepot on the 26th, and then finishes at Shoreditch Town Hall on the 6th as part of Spitalfields Music Festival. (more...)

Christine Baranski, Matthew Broderick and More to Appear at MTC's Fall Benefit Honoring Nathan Lane
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2016 Fall Benefit, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, next Monday evening, November 21 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). The event just announced its celebrity lineup! (more...)

The Watermill Theatre Announces Cast of TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Artistic and Executive Director, Paul Hart today announces the company for his new production of Twelfth Night continuing The Watermill Theatre's bold, ensemble driven approach to Shakespeare. Twelfth Night runs from 6 April to 6 May and in repertoire with Hart's 2016 production of Romeo + Juliet from 18 to 22 July. Both productions will tour nationally from Tuesday 16 May to Thursday 3 August (more...)

Photo Flash: Rehearsals Begin for New West End Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Rehearsals began this week for the new West End cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child who will start their performances at the Palace Theatre in London's West End on 24 May 2017 following the final performance from the current cast on 21 May 2017.  (more...)

THE LADYKILLERS, OXY & THE MORONS and More Set for Autumn 2017 at New Wolsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

This autumn, the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich will again collaborate with Salisbury Playhouse and Queen's Theatre Hornchurch to produce Graham Linehan's THE LADYKILLERS from Thu 7 to Sat 30 September. (more...)

City Lit Theater to Stage World Premiere of FORTY-TWO STORIES This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Douglas Post's Forty-Two Stories, a comedy set in a Lake Shore Drive high-rise condominium, will receive its world premiere full production as the third show in City Lit Theatre's 2016-17 season. The press opening will be Sunday, April 23rd at 3 pm following previews from April 14-22nd. (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces 2017 Christmas Show ALICE IN WINTERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Following the huge success of last year's festive hit The Wind in the Willows, Rose Theatre Kingston's most successful Christmas production to date, the theatre today announces its 2017 Christmas show Alice in Winterland. The play, based on Lewis Carroll's much loved Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, is adapted and directed by Ciaran McConville, following his acclaimed productions of The Wind in the Willows, A Christmas Carol and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, with music and lyrics by Eamonn O'Dwyer, and featuring a professional cast alongside a group of Rose Youth Theatre actors. (more...)

THE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark Payhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Natalie Simpson (Royal Shakespeare Company's recent productions of King Lear, Hamlet and Cymbeline) joins an eleven-strong cast to play Duchess Rosaura alongside the previously announced Stephen Boxer in THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse. James Shirley's tragic masterpiece, directed by Justin Audibert, plays from 26 April - 27 May with a press performance on 28 April. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Full Cast of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Producer Jamie Hendry announced this morning that Denise Welch, Gary Wilmot, Craig Mather and Simon Lipkin will join Rufus Hound and Neil McDermott in the major new musical The Wind in the Willows, which will open at the world-famous London Palladium. Scroll down for photos of the cast! (more...)


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Celeste Oliva and Alexander Platt to Reunite in STAGE KISS at the Lyric Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, winner of the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award and a MacArthur 'genius' grant, will be directed by Courtney O'Connor at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, opening February 26 and running through March 26, 2017. Previews begin February 24.  (more...)

Casting Announced for MY FAIR LADIES at The Crazy Coqs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

For four nights only, My Fair Ladies is appearing at The Crazy Coqs and promises an evening filled to the brim with the best songs made famous by Broadway's best divas. (more...)

Rufus Hound Set to Lead New West End Musical THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Following a highly-acclaimed pre-West End engagement, the major new musical The Wind in the Willows will open in the West End at the world-famous London Palladium. Previewing from 17 June 2017, the production will open on 29 June 2017. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group to Stage LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST and THE BROKEN HEART in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre with its spring 2017 repertory productions of William Shakespeare's Love's Labor's Lost and John Ford's The Broken Heart. (more...)

OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR Transfers to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Following a critically-acclaimed opening at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, subsequent UK tour and sell-out run last summer at the National Theatre, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour opens in the West End in May 2017 at the Duke of York's Theatre. (more...)

Gonzo Moose Theatre Company to Welcome UK Tour of THE THING THAT CAME FROM OVER THERE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Gonzo Moose Theatre Company have announced the UK Tour of The Thing That Came From Over There, running January 27th 2017 - April 8th 2017. (more...)

Cast Announced For Rose Theatre Kingston's Adaptation Of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the cast for the world premiere of My Brilliant Friend, a two-part adaptation of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan quartet of novels which have become a global literary sensation.  (more...)

Valley Youth Theatre Celebrates Emma Stone's Golden Globe Win
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) is proud to celebrate the tremendous win of one of its very special alum, Emma Stone who won a Golden Globe, on Sunday night, for Best Actress for her role as Mia in the blockbuster movie La La Land. (more...)

From Paris To New York – 5TH REPUBLIC in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Visit Feinstein's/ 54 Below for an evening featuring songs from the original musical 5th Republic to celebrate the return of the Paris-based company Broadway au Carre which features contemporary American Musical Theater writers in France every month. (more...)

Adrian Scarborough, Gawn Grainger, and More Join David Tennant For DON JUAN IN SOHO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Joining the previously announced David Tennant who plays the title role, Adrian Scarborough as Stan and Gawn Grainger as Louis are Theo Barklem-Biggs (Pete), Mark Ebulue (Aloysius), Mark Extance (ensemble), David Jonsson (Col), Dominique Moore (Lottie), Emma Naomi (ensemble), Alice Orr-Ewing (Mattie and Ruby), Himesh Patel (Vagabond), Adrian Richards (ensemble), William Spray (ensemble), Danielle Vitalis (Elvira) and Eleanor Wyld (Dalia) who complete the cast for Patrick Marber's Don Juan in Soho. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 Main Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Enchantment abounds as the season continues with the Bay Area Premiere of Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard and Lee Hall's effervescent romance, Shakespeare in Love, coming to MTC this holiday season. In the Elizabethan era, when women are forbidden to become actors, what's a stage-struck lady to do? Lady Viola de Lesseps adores plays, especially those by a young writer named Will Shakespeare, but can only look on longingly as men and boys perform them. Will, meanwhile, has his own struggles: his inspiration fled, his debts and unwritten commissions piling up…until he meets an unknown young player named Thomas Kent, who speaks his words as he's always dreamed they'd be spoken, and a beautiful woman named Viola, who could be just the muse he needs. Under the direction of MTC artistic director Jasson Minadakis, this stage adaptation of the beloved film finds its true essence: a love letter to the power of theatre and the imagination. (more...)

HONK! THE MUSICAL Returns to London this Easter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

This Easter, Honk! the musical returns to London in a brand-new, actor-musician egg-stravaganza, filled with puppetry, magic and illusions. And water guns! (more...)

BWW Profile: LA LA LAND's Oscar-Nominated Stage and Screen Star, Emma Stone
by Jeffrey Walker - Feb 20, 2017

Emma Stone's star is on the rise. The 27-year old actress has been a sought after leading lady for several years. Her Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for the film BIRDMAN is only solidifying her reputation as one of Hollywood's most exciting young actresses of today. She recently ended her run on Broadway as the iconic Sally Bowles in the revival of CABARET, fulfilling a childhood dream. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of FORTY-TWO STORIES at City Lit Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Douglas Post's Forty-Two Stories, a comedy set in a Lake Shore Drive high-rise condominium, will receive its world premiere full production as the third show in City Lit Theatre's 2016-17 season. The press opening will be Sunday, April 23rd at 3 pm following previews from April 14-22nd. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Theatre By The Lake and English Touring Theatre's World Premiere of WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Theatre by the Lake today announces full cast for the world premiere of Nicholas Pierpan's play William Wordsworth.  Michael Oakley directs Daniel Abelson (Coleridge), Amiera Darwish (Sara), Richard Evans (Atkinson/Elderly Man), Joseph Mydell (George Beaumont), Emma Pallant (Dorothy), Paul Ryan (Peter Garner/Lonsdale's Secretary), John Sackville (Wordsworth), Rosalind Steele (Mrs Coleridge) and Terence Wilton (Lord Lonsdale/Beggar Man). (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Harvey Virdi's New Play MISS MEENA AND THE MASALA QUEENS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Rifco Artistic Director Pravesh Kumar today announces full casting for his production of the world premiere of Miss Meena & the Masala Queens, written by Harvey Virdi. The production opens at Watford Palace Theatre on 9 May 2017 before touring to Warwick Arts Centre, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, West Yorkshire Playhouse and newly announced tour dates Greenwich Theatre and Theatre Royal Windsor. (more...)

TINKERBELL AND THE DREAM FAIRIES to Return to Royal Botanic Gardens This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The acclaimed new production from Australia's renowned outdoor theatre producers, Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies, returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne fresh from a sell out tour to London's Kew Gardens. (more...)

Australian Shakespeare Company to Present 30th Consecutive Production of WIND IN THE WILLOWS at Royal Botanic Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

This summer, one of Australia's most beloved family traditions will perform their 30th consecutive season in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. (more...)

ART OF MAKE BELIEVE: STAGING CHILDREN'S STORIES Exhibition on View at the National Theatre Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Theatre is an amazing way to tell stories. Art of Make Believe: Staging Children's Stories is a playful exhibition aimed at families with children aged 5-14 years and exploring how children's classic stories have been transformed into extraordinary theatre. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Star in Musical Adaptation of SOAPDISH in London in 2017?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Sources report that Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth may be making her return to the London stage in in George Stiles (music) and Anthony Drewe (lyrics) musical SOAPDISH. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, Rose Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Dec 11, 2016

After the success of last year's A Christmas Carol, Kingston's Rose Theatre have again turned to talented Ciaran McConville for their festive show. 2016 sees a festive adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's much-loved children's tale of love and friendship, The Wind in the Willows. (more...)

Word for Word Announces First Production of the 2017 Season SMUT: An Unseemly Story
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

SMUT: An Unseemly Story (The Greening of Mrs. Donaldson) by Alan Bennett Word for Word's first production of the 2017 Season, running May 13 - Jun 11  (previews May 10-12) with a press night on May 13 in the Z Below Theater in San Francisco. Alan Bennett is one of England's finest and wittiest writers who explores the uncomfortable and tragicomic gap between people's public appearance and their private desires in this tender and surprising story. Bennett is known for authoring a range of plays and screenplays including the plays: The History Boys (Tony 2006), Kafka's Dick, The Wind in the Willows,The Madness of George III and for film: The Lady in (more...)

Immersion Theatre Company Announces New Tour of WIND IN THE WILLOWS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Following their current Spring tour of Alice in Wonderland which is delighting audiences all over the country, Immersion Theatre Company continue to expand their reputation as producers of top quality family theatre as they announce a brand-new, open-air, 42-venue touring production of the family classic, Wind in the Willows. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for West End Transfer of OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Following a critically-acclaimed opening at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, subsequent UK tour and sell-out run last summer at the National Theatre, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour opens in the West End in May 2017 at the Duke of York's Theatre. (more...)

Enjoy a Soothing Afternoon of Jazz with The Andrew Linham Quartet
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Join Andrew Linham and guests for a sublime afternoon of jazz standards and original material on Friday 28 April at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch. (more...)

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, BURGLAR BILL and More Set for 2017 Autumn Little Lyric Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith has announced its 2017 Autumn season of Little Lyric especially for audiences aged between 2-11 years. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stiles and Drewe's HONK! Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Return to London
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2017

This Easter, Honk! the musical returns to London in a brand-new, actor-musician egg-stravaganza, filled with puppetry, magic and illusions. And water guns! (more...)

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