The Wind in the Willows (Bennett)

by  Alan Bennett, Jeremy Sams, Kenneth Grahame

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  25m or f

"I am almost as enthusiastic about Alan Bennett's adaptation ... as Ratty is about his river." - Time Out

"This has to be the most dazzling and enjoyable show in the West End. I hope it wins heaps of awards." - The Daily Express


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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    25m or f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

This ingenious adaptation of the classic children's novel created a sensation at the National Theatre of Great Britain. Here are Badger, Rat, Mole and Toad of Toad Hall in the familiar tale with a contemporary slant.  Script and songbook sold separately.
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Reviews

"I am almost as enthusiastic about Alan Bennett's adaptation ... as Ratty is about his river." - Time Out

"This has to be the most dazzling and enjoyable show in the West End. I hope it wins heaps of awards." - The Daily Express

"Bennett has played fair with [the] original story while adding to it his own brand of astringent nostalgia and cryptic wit." - The Guardian

"A brilliantly theatrical piece of storytelling entertainment." - The Financial Times

Considerations

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £67 per performance plus VAT when applicable.


    This title is currently restricted in London, please contact the Licensing Department for further details.
  • Mandatory Music/Media Fee: £32 per performance
    Optional Music/Media Fee: £37 per performance

Production

Music

  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo

Casting

25m or f
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

Music Material Rental Packages Glyphs / UI / Tooltip

Full Package

Optional Incidental Music - For more information about the incidental music, please contact your Licensing Representative
Piano/Conductor (incidental music) Score
Violin 1 & 2
Flute
Clarinet
Oboe
Horn
Cornet
Guitar 1 & 2
Accordian
Drums

A songbook with the music for the 5 songs is available to purchase.


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Authors

Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett was born in Leeds in 1934. After studying at Oxford University he collaborated as a writer and performer with Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller and Peter Cook in Beyond the Fringe in 1960 at the Edinburgh Festival. He then turned to writing full time and produced his first stage play Forty Years On in 1968. ...

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Jeremy Sams

Jeremy Sams

Kenneth Grahame

Kenneth Grahame

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