The Wind in the Willows

6th December 2014 - 10th January 2015

The North Wall

Messing about on the river

Gari Jones returned to direct this mad-cap, fun, heartwarming and generally bonkers adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale of the beauty of friendship and nature.

The North Wall was transformed into the bustling riverbank, the Wild Wood and the open road with carol singing mice, streatwise weasels and Toad’s motorcar-stealing ways leaving chaos in his wake.


“We all know the story, right? Messing about in boats, Toad, poop-poop, the Wild Wood, secret tunnel, weasels and almighty dustup to finish with. Creation embellish this venerable narrative framework with a blizzard of novelties – from the opening scene in which a group of hikers stumble over a book in what seems like an abandoned building, to self-referential meta moments when the actors step out of character to squabble among themselves.” The Guardian

“Enormously fun, utterly compelling, seriously off-the-wall, mesmerisingly atmospheric and pretty surreal.” The Oxford Times

The Team

Director and Writer: Gari Jones
Producer: Lucy Askew

Designer: Ryan Dawson Laight
Lighting Designer: Ashley Bale
Associate Lighting Designer: John Welton
Sound Designer: Matt Eaton
Composer & Musical Director: Gareth Jones
Movement Director: Vanessa Cook
Fight Director: Philip d’Orléans
Assistant Director: Dave Burn

Toad: Will Norris
Badger: Tom Richardson
Ratty: Georgina Strawson
Mole: Claire Andreadis
Chief Weasel: Rhys King
Weasel: Clare Humphrey

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