Those charming woodland characters from The Wind in the Willows are heading to the Pavilion Theatre in Rhyl this June as Ratty, Mole, Badger and Mr Toad come to life on the North Wales Stage.
Directed and written by Reece Sibbald and based on the novel by Kenneth Grahame, this adaptation of The Wind in the Willows stars comedy legend Billy Pearce as Mr. Toad, Billy has a wealth of credits to his name including three Royal Variety Performances and five Children’s Royal Variety Performances. During the mid-1980’s and early 1990s, he frequently appeared on TV shows such as Tonight at the London Palladium, Through the Keyhole, Blankety Blank, Talking Telephone Numbers, and You Bet. His top-of-the-bill theatre and pantomime credits continue to soar as this Christmas marks his 19th Season at Bradford’s Alhambra Theatre.
Starring alongside Billy is Nickelodeon Jr’s “Go!Go!Go!” Jade Natalie who plays the Enchantress of the Willows, Best known as the bespectacled member of children’s pop band ‘Go!Go!Go!‘, Jade Natalie appears every day on Nickelodeon’s Nick Jr channel. Alongside their TV success, Go!Go!Go! have enjoyed 3 West End runs, 2 National tours and successfully entered the charts in 2014 with their album: ‘Radio Go!Go!Go’.
Completing the stalwart cast is Steve Arnott, the UK’s Premier Pantomime Performer who will play the Wicked Weasel King; Reece Sibbald will play Ratty; Nik Grundison will play Mole and Peter Devoy will play Badger. The remaining company are Camilla Morris-Dowling, Mary J Proud, Ruby Hoggarth and Gemma Craigie. Alongside a tremendous live band lead by Musical Director Harold Purvis playing the sumptuous score of magical melodies by Olly Ashmore and Greg Arrowsmith.
The Wind in the Willows follows the story of Mr Toad and his woodland friends in their quest for adventure. But with this new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale new fables unfold. The Weasel King is intent on thwarting Toad’s happiness but with some magical intervention from the Enchantress of the Willows ensures good conquers evil.
With glittering scenery, an abundance of laughter, a rip-roaring motorcar and a magical steam train; The Wind in the Willows is an all singing, all-dancing comedy extravaganza that will charm audiences of all ages from 2 to 102!
The Wind in the Willows is at the Rhyl Pavilion on Friday 2nd June at 7pm & Saturday 3rd June at 2pm & 6pm
Tickets available from www.RhylPavilion.co.uk and the Box Office on 01745 33 00 00
Tickets Prices: Adults £16, Concessions £14, Family of Three £42, Family of Four £50
Running Time: Approximately 2 hours (including interval).