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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Wind in the Willows – The Warren Main House

Box Tale Soup's The Wind In The Willows

Writer: Kenneth Graham Director: Mark Collier Reviewer: Simon Topping Mole comes out of the safety of his beloved home. Tired of spring cleaning he decides to explore. Ending up by the river bank, he meets Ratty (a cultured water vole) and they become firm friends. Ratty shows Mole the joys of the river and their adventures begin. This is the ...

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The Wind in the Willows – The Lowry, Salford

Book: Julian Fellowes Music &Lyrics: George Stiles &Anthony Drewe Director: Rachel Kavanaugh Reviewer: John Roberts There is something endearing about Kenneth Grahame’s story of friendship and survival among the animals of the woodland. It’s appeal never seems to weaken as new generations are introduced to the tales of Mole, Ratty, Badger and the eponymous Mr Toad. So it was no ...

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PREVIEW: 2016 – A look ahead

2015 was a thrilling rollercoaster ride for the theatre scene, with more venues programming exciting and risk-taking productions that complemented a more traditional slate of work. We saw artistic directors leave venues for pastures new and then, in return, gain new visionaries for the future. So as we stand on the precipice of 2016, what theatrical delights await? We asked ...

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The Wind In The Willows – Redgrave Theatre, Bristol

Wind in the Willows image of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad

Writer: Kenneth Grahame Adapter: Alan Bennett Director: Ed Viney Reviewer: Kris Hallett Poop! Poop! Bristol Old Vic Theatre School begins the Christmas season with a beautifully realised version of Alan Bennett'sThe Wind In The Willowswhich will provide joy for all, young and old alike. What it lacks in the stage magic that brought the original so vividly to life at ...

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The Wind In The Willows – Vaudeville Theatre, London

Composer: Martin Ward Writer: Andrew Motion - based on the book by Kenneth Grahame Director and Choreographer: Will Tuckett Musical Director: Andy Massey Reviewer: Michael Gray   The Royal Opera House's delightful seasonal dance show, long a favourite in their Linbury Studio, dipped its toes into West End waters last year at the Duchess, and now moves round the corner ...

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The Wind in the Willows – Duchess Theatre, London

Writer: Sir Andrew Motion Director and Choreographer: Will Tuckett Composer: Martin Ward Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty [rating:4] It is a useful theme running throughout children's literature in particular, to have anthropomorphic characters act as shorthand for personality traits in a story's personae. Bears are big and brave, wolves selfish and sly, lions regal. In the Wind and the Willows, Toad is ...

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The Wind in the Willows – Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Director: Gary Sefton Writer: Patrick Sandford, adapted from the book by Kenneth Grahame, Reviewer: George Attwell Gerhards It’s that time of year again when theatres are taken over by the gaudiness and extravagance of pantomime. It’s a time for families to make the trip to the theatre, children being introduced to it for the first time. It’s a shame that ...

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