Wed 6 Dec, 2023 - Sat 13 Jan, 2024

The Wind in the Willows

Get ready for another whirlwind adventure in the Cockpit Theatre this Christmas time, as we head to the English countryside with our good friends Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger!

The Wind in the Willows is a funny, timeless tale of friendship, courage, consequences and bravery.

When Mole forfeits his seasonal cleaning for the lure of the luscious riverbank, he has no idea of the thrilling (and slightly chaotic) journey that he and his friends are about to embark on…

Featuring live music and a talented company of actor-musicians, this delightful adaptation by Toby Hulse of Kenneth Grahame’s classic story is set to be the perfect festive treat for all ages.

Don’t forget, you can save 20% off your tickets when you book for you and your family! The discount will be applied when paying for four full priced tickets, minimum 1 adult.


Directed by

Julia Samuels

Adapted by

Toby Hulse

From the original story by

Kenneth Grahame

Produced by

Shakespeare North Playhouse

Designed by

Simon Kenny

Movement and Fight Direction & Choreography by

Grace Goulding

Sound Design by

Ernest Acquah

Lighting Design by

Ben Cowens

Musical Direction by

Sarah Llewelyn


Ivan Stott

Image Design by

Alfred Mulroy

Casting director

Claire Bleasdale

Production Photography by

Patch Dolan

Rehearsal Photography by

Meg Terzza
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Venue Space

Cockpit Theatre


2 hours 30 minutes

Ticket Prices

Tickets from: £3.00

Age Guidance

Suitable for all


Length 2 hours 30 mins (incl. interval)

Production Images

inside the rehearsal room

Watch the Trailer...

Interviews with…

the cast

the creative team

Did you see Recently?

See the recent interview with Lady Ann Dodd in our Sir Ken Dodd Performance Garden, where she explains why Ken’s favourite story was so special to him, and why The Wind in the Willows is the perfect Christmas treat…

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