Sell a Door and Greenwich Theatres to Present SINCERELY, MR TOAD, July-Sept 2013
David Hutchinson and Phillip Rowntree for Sell a Door Theatre Company in Association with Greenwich Theatre present Sincerely, Mr Toad, with Music by David Andrew Wilson, Book by David Hutchinson, and Lyrics with Katie McIvor. Sincerely, Mr Toad is an exciting new musical charting the turbulent events that haunt some of literature's most cherished characters.
Trapped in a mundane existence and struggling to sustain his family, the daydreamer Kenneth Grahame longed to write wild adventure tales, and pursue his love of nature and literature. Then one day a stranger tried to put a bullet through his head, and Grahame was never the same again.
Sell a Door Theatre Company produced Peter, based on the life of Peter Llewellyn Davies in 2012 with plans for a UK Tour of an adaptation of the Robert Louis Stephenson novel Kidnapped in 2014 and Sincerely, Mr Toad continues their season of new work inspired by some of the most loved stories in Children's Literature.
David Hutchinson said of the musical: "We performed a workshop of Sincerely, Mr Toad back in April and we received some excellent feedback. At Sell A Door we are always trying to engage younger audiences and we are very excited that our latest piece of new writing takes inspiration from the life of Kenneth Grahame, exploring the relationship with his son and where the loveable Ratty, Badger and, of course, Mr Toad first made their mark in History."
Sincerely, Mr Toad previews at South Hill Park Arts Centre before running at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and subsequently touring to The Beacon Arts Centre, Greenwich Theatre and Crewe Lyceum.
SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE
25th - 26th July 2013
7:30pm | £10
01344 484 123
QUEEN DOME (PLEASANCE DOME)
31st July - 26th August 2013
3:30pm | £9 - £11
0131 556 6550
BEACON ARTS CENTRE
28th August 2013
7:30pm | £tbc
01475 723 723
10th - 14th September 2013
7:30pm (Sat Mat 2:30pm) | £17.50 (£12.50 conc.)
020 8858 7755
16th - 18th September 2013
7:00pm (Tues Mat 2:00pm) | £tbc
01270 368 242