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The Wind in the Willows musical to be streamed online this week

The piece will be available from mid-week to mark half term!

Rufus Hound in The Wind in the Willows
Rufus Hound in The Wind in the Willows
© Helen Maybanks

The Wind in the Willows will be streamed online to coincide with half term, it has been revealed.

Based on the classic children's story by Kenneth Grahame, the musical has a book by Julian Fellowes, music and lyrics by Stiles and Drewe and direction by Rachel Kavanaugh. The piece follows the various characters of the book including Mr Toad, Ratty and Mole, as they follow Toad's insatiable need for speed.

The musical, which opened in June 2017, starred Rufus Hound as Toad, Simon Lipkin as Ratty, Craig Mather as Mole, Neil McDermott as Chief Weisel, Denise Welch as Mrs Otter and Gary Wilmot as Badger.

The show is part of The Shows Must Go On series running on YouTube – which presents shows on a weekly basis

Notably, The Wind in the Willows will be a mid-week matinee experience (with a family-friendly time) – running from 2.00pm GMT on 28 October for 48 hours via YouTube.

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