THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Returns to the West End, December
Director and choreographer Will Tuckett's critically acclaimed The Wind in the Willows is to return to the West End this December. The production's transfer to the Duchess Theatre in December 2013, presented by CMP, marked the Royal Opera House's first commercial transfer, a significant first for the organisation. The production, which was named Best Entertainment and Family at the 2014 Olivier Awards, will this year run for eight weeks at the Vaudeville Theatre. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 15 July at 10am.
Based on Kenneth Grahame's timeless classic, the adventures of four woodland friends are retold through dance, song, music and puppetry. From a dusty old attic a wonderful tale unfolds; the peaceful riverbank world is rocked by a speeding car, a racing train and criminal deeds cooked up in the Wild Wood.
The escapades of the hot-headed Toad, debonair Ratty, shy Mole and wise Badger are brought vividly to life in a production that has charmed audiences of all ages. Drawing inspiration from the music of Edwardian composer George Butterworth, the action is set to a score by Martin Ward.
Through Tuckett's choreography, with narration written by former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion, and designs from The Quay Brothers and Nicky Gillibrand, the Vaudeville Theatre will be transformed into the magical world of Grahame's tale. Full casting will be announced soon.
Recommended for everyone aged 5 and over.
Wednesday 26 November 2014 - Saturday 17 January 2015
Tuesday - Saturday evening performances: 7.00pm (except Tues 09, Tues 16, Wed 24, Thurs 25, Fri 26, Tues 30, Wed 31 and Tues 06, Tues 13 Jan)
Sunday evening performances: 5pm (no performance Sunday 21 Dec, instead performance on Monday 22 Dec at 7pm)
Matinee performances (2.30pm): 29 Nov, 06, 09, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 27, 30, 31 Dec 2014, 01, 03, 06, 07, 10, 13, 14, 15, 17 Jan 2015
Sunday matinee performances (1.30pm): 30 Nov, 07, 14, 28 Dec 2014, 04, 11 Jan 2015
www.roh.org.uk 020 7304 4000 (no booking fee)
www.nimaxtheatres.com 0844 482 9675 (booking fee)
Stalls £42.50, £15
Circle £42.50, £29.50, £15
Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes (including interval)