Stage set for new take on children's classic

A warm and imaginative stage adaptation of the chidlhood classic Wind in the Willows will be on stage in Shilbottle.

This beautiful new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s much loved classic about four friends and their river bank adventures is coming to Shilbottle Community Hall on Friday, March 2.

From the peaceful pleasures of Ratty’s beloved river bank to the fearful frights and wicked weasels of the Wild Wood, audiences can join Mole and Ratty, grumpy old Badger and wild Mr Toad on their marvellous adventures on land and water.

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Wind in the Willows uses imaginative staging, clever props and costumes, original music and beautifully crafted fabric puppets, including a 4ft Mr Toad. The show is performed by Antonia Christophers, Noel Bryne and Mark Collier of award-winning theatre company Box Tale Soup.

The Wind in the Willows was commissioned by the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, in 2017 and is currently touring to Northern counties in partnership with Highlights Rural Touring Scheme.

This rare stage adaptation is a warm-hearted show to inspire the imaginations of young audiences aged five and over and their families and makes a wonderful first outing to a theatre show for the very young.

It is on stage at 6.30pm. Call 07946 537703 for tickets.

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