Rehearsals begin for The Wind In The Willows

Rehearsals begin for The Wind In The Willows

Rehearsals have just started for The Wind In The Willows and we are thrilled to announce a wonderful cast.

The cast of sixteen actor / musicians will bring a host of wonderful characters to life. Playing Toad is Matthew Douglas. Matthew, a graduate of the University Of Birmingham, recently starred in The REP’s double bill of productions Travesties and The Importance Of Being Earnest.

Joining Matthew as Badger will be Robert Pickavance. Robert has had a varied television career appearing in Emmerdale, Coronation Street and A Touch Of Frost to name but a few and his list of theatre for children is just as extensive, playing The BFG (Lancaster Dukes Theatre); Captain Hook in Peter Pan and Mole in The Wind In The Willows (York Theatre Royal). The REP’s Mole will be played by Nicholas Prasad whose theatre credits include Maydays for the RSC. Ratty will be played by Oliver J Hembrough.

Playing Hedgehog Herbert will be Andrew Whitehead and Squirrel Shirley will be played by Liv Spencer, both of whom are returning to The REP following their recent performances in The Witches Promise. West Midland’s actors Chris Nayak and Duane Hannibal will also be returning to The REP playing Albert and Weasal Norman respectively.

Completing the cast will be Heather Phoenix, Alan Mcmahon, Michael Hugo, Greg Herst, Sophia Hatfield, David Bowen and Esh Alladi.

This fabulous new production directed by Gwenda Hughes and aimed at families of all ages, is set to be a colourful and traditional production true to The Wind In The Willows we all know and love from childhood.

To book tickets for his new production of this award-winning play, click here.

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