Full casting has been confirmed for the UK tour of In The Willows – the explosive brand new musical retelling of The Wind In The Willows – from the award-winning Metta Theatre. Olivier award-winning actor Clive Rowe, as Mr Badger, will be teaming up with X Factor fave Seann Miley Moore (Duck), Let It Shine’s Matt Knight (Chief Weasel) and deaf street dancer Chris Fonseca (Otter). Will you be joining in the adventures?
The production opens at the Exeter Northcott on 22 February 2019, touring the UK until 1 June, with a press night on Thursday 21 March at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry.
With spectacular street dance choreographed by the award-winning Rhimes Lecointe, the production features deaf street dancer Chris Fonseca.
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 21st-century. Featuring ballads, beats and backflips, this new musical will be fun for the whole family.
The production will also be encouraging D/deaf performers to apply, given the production’s inclusion of British Sign Language (BSL) into the choreography. The audition process will take place at selected regional workshops, detailed