In the Willows - The Hip-Hop Musical

With epic show tunes and killer beats, this classic story is brought popping and locking into the twenty first century in an extraordinary new hip-hop musical. Featuring fast bikes, fierce moves and fabulous vocals.

Mole’s first day in ‘The Willows’. The kids look a bit rough. Surely Mr Badger will look out for her, while hip-hop cool girl Rattie, rich kid rapper Toad and street-dancing Otter teach her the ways of the Riverbank. But when Toad gets locked up for joyriding, the Weasel Clan break in and squat his pad, the Pool Hall. Now it's only a matter of time before Chief Weasel reveals Mole’s dark secret...

After their smash hit street-dance JUNGLE BOOK and circus-musical LITTLE MERMAID, the award-winning Metta Theatre bring you a bold new take on this much loved classic. Starring Clive Rowe as Mr Badger.

Produced in association with Exeter Northcott Theatre.



Badger | Clive Rowe

Owl | Kloe Dean

Otter | Chris Fonseca

Rabbit/BSL interpreter | Sean Moon


Book & Lyrics | Poppy Burton-Morgan

Music|Pippa Cleary

Music & Lyrics| Keiran Merrick

Choreographer | Kendra J Horsburgh

Director | Poppy Burton-Morgan

Designer | William Reynolds

Co-Choreographer | Carrie-Ann Ingrouille

Costume Designer | Ryan Dawson Laight

Costume Supervisor | April Dalton

Sound Designer | Andy Graham

Associate Director | Sheila Attah

Production Stage Manager | David Selmes


Listen to DEMO’s of original songs from In the Willows:

2019 TOUR

Northcott Theatre, Exeter : Feb 22nd to March 2nd 

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New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth: March 7th to March 9th

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry: March 20th

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh: March 27th to March 30th

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Theatre by the Lake, Keswick: April 2nd to April 6th

Oxford Playhouse, Oxford: April 9th to April 10th

York Theatre Royal, York: April 16th to April 20th

The Grand Theatre, Blackpool: Apr 30th to May 4th

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New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon: May 9th to May 11th

Queens Theatre Hornchurch, Hornchurch: May 21st to May 25th

Bristol Old Vic, Bristol: May 29 to June 1st