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The Wind In The Willows musical confirms West End dates

Rufus Hound will reprise his role as Toad at the London Palladium

Rufus Hound as Toad
© Marc Brenner

The Wind In The Willows, the new musical based on Kenneth Graham's much-loved classic, will open at the London Palladium on 29 June 2017, with previews from 17 June.

Comedian, actor and presenter Rufus Hound stars as Toad in the production which is currently playing at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton until 20 November following its premiere at Theatre Royal Plymouth and a run in Manchester.

The musical reunites Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Olivier Award-winning songwriting team George Stiles and Anthony Drewe

Producer Jamie Hendry also confirmed that he would be continuing his pledge to provide readers of all ages the opportunity to enjoy the novel by sending free copies of Kenneth Grahame's book to every school and library in London.

Writing for WhatsOnStage, Su Carroll said that "The Wind in The Willows is well in the way to becoming a classic musical."

Full casting for the West End run will be announced at a later date.

The Wind In The Willows will run at the London Palladium from 29 June 2017.

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