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The Wind in the Willows

Full-length
West End Musical
1F, 5M, Ensemble
Community, School & Pro Theatres

Overview

Based on Kenneth Grahame’s best-selling classic of children’s literature, and with a book by Oscar-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and songs by Olivier Award-winning composers and lyricists George Stiles and Anthony Drewe,THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS is a wild, thrill-seeking tale.

This riotous comedy follows Mole, Rat, Badger, and 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. Full of humor, wit, a gorgeous, soaring score, and heartwarming lessons of friendship, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS is the perfect fit for family audiences everywhere.

Casting & Production

Casting

1 female and 5 male featured roles

Opportunities for featured casting in the large ensemble

Mr. Toad

Rat

Mole

Chief Weasel

Mrs Otter

Badger

Ensemble of 7 women and 8 men, who play all other roles, including:

Portia

Mrs Hedgehog / Gaoler’s Daughter

Mr Hedgehog

Magistrate

Train Driver

Horse

Lesser Weasel

Cheryl Stoat

Child Ensemble for Hedgehog children and Choristers

*The suggested doubling is based on the Original London Production, but is not mandatory

Orchestral Information

* Accompaniment Tracks included also, which may be used for rehearsal and/or performance.

14 Musicians

Reed 1 (Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Tenor Sax)

Reed 2 (Clarinet, Alto Sax, Bari Sax, Bass Clarinet)

Reed 3 (Clarinet, Bari Sax, Bassoon)

Horn

Trumpet (Trumpet, Flugel, Piccolo Trumpet)

Trombone (Tenor Trombone, Bass Trombone, Tuba)

Keys 1

Keys 2 (Keyboard, Mounted Tambourine, Shaker, Small Drum w/Brushes)

Guitar 1 (Banjo, Steel String, Electric, Acoustic)

Guitar 2 (Electric, Mandolin & Ukulele)

Violin (Violin, Viola)

Cello

Bass (Upright, Electric)

Percussion

Credits

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Book by JULIAN FELLOWES – Music by GEORGE STILES – Lyrics by ANTHONY DREWE

Based on the book by KENNETH GRAHAME

Original Production Produced by JAMIE HENDRY

Upcoming Productions

Jul 06Aug 24, 2024
Sterts Theatre
Liskeard, Cornwall, UK
Oct 0105, 2024
The ESNA Players
Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK
Oct 0313, 2024
CYT Christian Youth Theater Phoenix
Gilbert, AZ

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