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the Royal Opera House production of 
The Wind in the Willows
Directed and choreographed by Will Tuckett
The Vaudeville Theatre 


  • The Royal Opera House production of The Wind in the Willows will return to London’s West End this Christmas from 26 November 2014
  • Will Tuckett's Olivier Award-winning production will play an eight week season at the Vaudeville Theatre
  • Public booking opens on Tuesday 15 July 2014 at 10am
  • Full casting will be announced soon


Director and choreographer Will Tuckett's critically acclaimed The Wind in the Willows is to return to the West End this December. The production’s transfer to the Duchess Theatre in December 2013, presented by CMP, marked the Royal Opera House’s first commercial transfer, a significant first for the organisation.  The production, which was named Best Entertainment and Family at the 2014 Olivier Awards, will this year run for eight weeks at the Vaudeville Theatre. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 15 July at 10am.


Based on Kenneth Grahame's timeless classic, the adventures of four woodland friends are retold through dance, song, music and puppetry.  From a dusty old attic a wonderful tale unfolds; the peaceful riverbank world is rocked by a speeding car, a racing train and criminal deeds cooked up in the Wild Wood. 


The escapades of the hot-headed Toad, debonair Ratty, shy Mole and wise Badger are brought vividly to life in a production that has charmed audiences of all ages. Drawing inspiration from the music of Edwardian composer George Butterworth, the action is set to a score by Martin Ward. 


Through Tuckett's choreography, with narration written by former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion, and designs from The Quay Brothers and Nicky Gillibrand, the Vaudeville Theatre will be transformed into the magical world of Grahame's tale. Full casting will be announced soon.

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