In the Willows
The new Musical of The Wind in The Willows

★★★★★ “Theatre at its best. Drop everything and go see it!” - Reviewsgate

Explosive new British Musical, with soaring vocals and spectacular street dance, starring Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe.

Mole’s first day in ‘The Willows’. Her classmates look a bit scary. Surely Mr Badger will look out for her, as streetwise Rattie, rich kid Toad and cheeky Otter teach her the ways of The Riverbank. But when Toad gets locked up for joyriding, the Weasel Clan break into his (lily)pad. It's now only a matter of time before Chief Weasel reveals Mole’s dark secret...

This classic story is brought leaping into the twenty first century. Featuring ballads, beats and backflips this fresh new musical will be fun for the whole family.

★★★★★ “Not to be missed” - Camilla Joyce

Written and directed by Poppy Burton Morgan (Mouthful, Trafalgar Studios), Choreography from Rhimes Lecointe (Associate Choreographer Zoo Nation), Music from Pippa Cleary (Adrian Mole; Menier Chocolate Factory) and hip-hop composer Keiran Merrick from the award-winning company who brought you Jungle Book and Little Mermaid.

Watch the trailer for In the Willows below!

Age guidance 6+  

Produced in association with Exeter Northcott Theatre.

In The Willows incorporates elements of British Sign Language integrated with Hip Hop choreography. There will be audio description available for all performances - please contact box office for details. For those benefitting from a relaxed performance - there will be relaxed performances (dates TBC) and for all performances you can download a visual story / pre-show information pack (link coming soon) which may be helpful for neuro-diverse audiences or those with learning disabilities.


Badger | Clive Rowe
Mole | Victoria Boyce
Toad | Harry Jardine
Rattie | Zara MacIntosh
Otter | Chris Fonseca
Chief Weasel | Matt Knight
Owl | Abiola Efunshile
Duck | Seann Miley Moore
Bitchy Rabbit | Katherine Picar
Twitchy Rabbit | Treasure Iyamu


Book | Poppy Burton-Morgan
Music|Pippa Cleary and Keiran Merrick
Lyrics| Keiran Merrick and Poppy Burton-Morgan
Director | Poppy Burton-Morgan
Designer | William Reynolds
Musical Supervisor | Mark Collins
Choreographer | Rhimes Lecointe
Costume Designer | Ryan Dawson Laight
Sound Designer | Andy Graham
BSL Consultant | Deepa Shastri
Costume Supervisor | Hannah Boothman
Associate Director & Chorus Leader | Sheila Attah
Assistant Director | Eva O’Flynn
Assistant Director | Seraphim Davey Orchestrations | Keiran Merrick
Assistant Musical Director | Cillian Donaghy
Vogue Teacher | Rinu Ogundeji
Copyist | Matt Smith

General Management | Oliver Mackwood Productions
Marketing & Press  | Target Live
Production Photographer | Richard Davenport
Publicity Photographer| Michael Wharley
Film-maker | Philip Clyde-Smith
Print Design | Rebecca Pitt

Production Stage Manager | David Selmes
CSM|Sophie Sierra
ASM|Lizzie Laycock
ASM / Wardrobe|Paige Harris
Sound Number One | Ben Smith

Production Electrician | Christopher Nairne
Set Builders | Basement 94
Recording Studios | Pure Soho

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2019 TOUR

Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter
22 FEB- 2 MAR Book Now Box Office: 01392 726363

New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth 
7- 9 MAR Book Now Box Office: 023 9264 9000

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
20 - 23 MAR Book Now Box Office: 024 7655 3055

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
27-30 MAR Book Now Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
2- 6 APR Book Now Box Office: 017687 74411

Oxford Playhouse, Oxford
9 -10 APR Book Now Box Office: 01865 305305

York Theatre Royal, York
16 - 20 APR Book Now
Box Office: 01904 623568

Malvern Theatres, Malvern
24- 27 APR Book Now Box Office: 01684 892277

The Grand Theatre, Blackpool
30 APR - 4 MAY Book Now Box Office: 01253 290190

New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon
9- 11 MAY Book Now Box Office: 0844 871 7615

Queens Theatre Hornchurch, Hornchurch
22 - 26 MAY Book Now Box Office: 01708 443333

Bristol Old Vic, Bristol 29 MAY - 1 JUN Book Now Box Office: 0117 987 7877


★★★★★ “Theatre at its best. Drop everything and go see it!” Reviewsgate

★★★★★ “Not to be missed” Camilla Joyce

★★★★ “Energetic performances for all ages” The Reviews Hub

“Intelligent, witty, and hugely exhilarating” British Theatre Guide