The Wind in the Willows

The classic story of friendship and bravery

9 Nov - 17 Feb

Main Stage Ages 5+

A play by Toby Hulse
Based on the novel by Kenneth Grahame

When Mole abandons spring cleaning for the delights of the  riverbank, he has no idea of the adventures that lie ahead. With Toad’s obsession for all things fast causing chaos (poop, poop!), it falls upon his friends Ratty, Mole and wise old Badger to save him. But that means coming face to face with the ferrets and weasels of the Wild Wood… In this delightful adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic story of friendship and bravery, this winter warmer will take you on a journey through the seasons. A wonderfully funny tale brought to life with music, songs and the usual Polka magic!

Running time  2 hours (including an interval)

This production is sponsored by Knight Frank

Cast & Creative

Toad Phil Yarrow
Ratty Andrew Chevalier
Mole Andrea Matthea-Laing
Badger Edd Muruako
Ensemble Kara Taylor Alberts and Jessica Dennis

Directed by Roman Stefanski
Designed by Liz Cooke
New music and songs composed by Julian Butler
Lighting Design by Aaron J. Dootson

Reviews

Entertaining and enchanting…‘ ****   The Stage

‘Relevant and fresh…’   Children’s Theatre Review

‘A great way to introduce kids to the story…delightful’   Life at the Zoo

‘An utterly charming celebration of friendship and inclusivity’   Sardines Magazine

 

Access

We are committed to making Polka accessible to everyone. We are offering the following access performances for The Wind in the Willows:

Captioned Performance Sat 15 Dec, 2.30pm
Integrated BSL Performance Sat 12 Jan, 2.30pm

For more information about access at Polka click here.

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Ticket Prices

Adults & Children £19.50 | Concessions* £13.50 | Previews £15
£1.50 transaction charge per booking

Schools: Tickets £12| Previews £9.50  one free teacher/adult ticket for every 10 student tickets

*Concession rates are available to recipients of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Jobseekers Allowance. To book a concession ticket please call the Box Office on 020 8543 4888 (proof of status may be required)

Age Policy

Recommended for the whole family aged 5+

All Ages Welcome performances are available so you can bring younger siblings. Babies under 12 months go free when booked with a paying sibling ticket

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Workshops

Act, dance, create, explore… at Polka we have opportunities for everyone to get involved. Don’t miss our show related workshops:

Trouble on the River Bank! 2 January | Ages 9 – 14yrs

Mask Fun with Ratty, Toad and Badger! 3 January | Ages 6 – 8yrs

Dates & Times

Please select your preferred date and performance:

Dec 2018
Jan 2019
Feb 2019