Kenneth Grahame’s wild tale about the thrill-seeking, lovable menace Mr Toad comes to life in a brand new stage musical with a book by Oscar-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Olivier Award-winning composer and lyricist George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.
Ratty, Badger and Mole join the exuberant Toad and embark on a series of adventures and misadventures caused by his insatiable need for speed! Imprisoned for theft and with his existence under threat from the inhabitants of the Wild Wood, Toad must attempt a daring escape to defend Toad Hall. Featuring spectacular stagecraft and a company of over fifty, this sparkling new musical with a glorious original score brings this treasured British classic to life in what is set to be 2016’s wildest theatrical adventure!
Original UK Tour (2016)
The musical made its world premiere at the Theatre Royal Plymouth from 8 to 22 October 2016, before touring to the Lowry Theatre Salford from 27 October to 6 November 2016 and the Mayflower Theatre Southampton from 10 to 20 November 2016. In June 2016 the full cast was announced including comedian and actor Rufus Hound as Toad, David Birrell as Badger, Fra Fee as Mole, Thomas Howes as Rat, Neil McDermott as Chief Weael and Sophia Nomvete as Mrs Otter.
West End (2017)
On 8 November 2016, it was announced that the musical will transfer into the West End at the London Palladium, with previews beginning 17 June and opening night 29 June. Rufus Hound will reprise the role of Toad, further cast to be announced.
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