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[York, UK] Wind In the Willows – Behind the Scenes

8 Jul

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

WillowsBannerYork Theatre Royal will take to the stage with Mike Kenny’s adaptation of the Kenneth Grahame children’s classic book, The Wind In the Willows. Directed by Damian Cruden, this play will be given life by the same team behind the Olivier award winning play, The Railway Children (and subsequent summer productions of Peter Pan and The Legend of King Arthur).

Fans of Grahame’s book will see Ratty (Jonathan Race) and Mr. Toad (Martin Barrass) become the narrators, spinning their tales as the actors onstage reenact the stories. Theatre goers may also notice at least one change in that Mr. Badger is now Mrs. Badger (Jacky Naylor).

York’s production is still in its early stages but Otaku no Culture was able to find photos that allowed us to look at the production in its early stages.

The final photo shows a model of how the set will appear during the production. The design is absolutely breathtaking.

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The Wind In the Willows will run Thursday July 31 – Saturday Aug 30. at the York Theatre Royal.

Credit(s): Daisy Blue Ella, and York Theatre Royal.

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