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The Wind in the Willows West End production is available to stream online for free

The show stars Rufus Hound, Simon Lipkin and more

Rufus Hound in The Wind in the Willows
Rufus Hound in The Wind in the Willows
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In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, the producers of the West End production of The Wind in the Willows will stream the show online for free, though ask for a small donation that will be given to theatre charities.

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.

Update – the production has now introduced a fee after previously being free.

Read the full list of shows you can watch online for free here