Immersion Theatre Announces Full Cast for UK Open-Air Tour of WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Immersion Theatre are thrilled to announce full casting for their brand new, high energy, Open-Air adaptation of The Wind in the Willows.

Ashley Cavender will take the role of the terrifically tartaned Mr. Toad, having previously played Mason in Journey's End, the title role in Robin Hood and Lion in The Wizard of Oz, a role he will be reprising once again this Christmas, all for Immersion Theatre. David Sandham plays Badger, having played Daddy Pig/Danny Dog in Peppa Pig's Big Splash in the West End and on tour, Wise Old Elf/King Thistle in a national tour of Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom Live, as well as having appeared in tours of The Tales of Peter Rabbit & Benjamin Bunny, Alice Through The Looking Glass, and The Snow Queen.

Robert Oliver, Gregor Duncan, and RoBert Woodward complete the cast in the roles of Rat, Chief Weasel, and Mole respectively.

Pack your picnics and join Ratty, Mole, Badger, and the fantastically irrepressible Toad as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime culminating in a colourful battle to save Toad Hall from the mischievous weasels!

Immersion Theatre proudly bring their trademark style and energy to the riverbank with heaps of audience interaction, stunning costumes, toe-tapping music and larger-than-life characters. The perfect summer treat for all the family!


Immersion Theatre is a professional, award-nominated company specialising in family theatre and pantomime.

Established in 2010 by STAGE ONE alumni James Tobias and Rochelle Parry, Immersion Theatre is a producer of pantomime, family theatre, open-air family musicals, and musical theatre.

At present, Immersion is producing the 2017 UK tour of Our House, the Olivier award winning Madness musical starring George Sampson (Winner of 2008 Britain's Got Talent) and Deena Payne (Emmerdale's Viv Hope), Wind in the Willows (Open-Air 2017 UK tour), Robin Hood (Kenton Theatre 2017 pantomime) The Wizard of Oz (Harrow Arts Centre and Civic Arts Theatre 2017 pantomime), and brand new musical adaptations of yet to be announced titles next spring and summer.

Previous work includes critically-acclaimed UK tours of Alice in Wonderland, Rapunzel, The Wizard of Oz, Wind in the Willows, Journey's End, Romeo & Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, and A Midsummer Night's Dream to name a few.


Written & Directed by James Tobias

Music - Rob Gathercole

Produced by James Tobias & Rochelle Parry for Immersion Theatre Ltd.

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