Bumptious Toad hits the road in new Willows adaptation

The Wind in the Willows: Willen Mini-Bowl show
The Wind in the Willows: Willen Mini-Bowl show

While the sun is shining, and hopefully it is still beating down as you read this, you want to enjoy the great outdoors as much as possible.

You’ll probably dine al fresco, but how about enjoying a little theatre in the fresh air too?

Tomorrow, from 7pm, Willen Lake is the cracking venue for Chapterhouse Theatre’s production of Wind in the Willows.

Kenneth Grahame’s classic has been adapted for this current tour , by Laura Turner.

“I was really excited to be asked to adapt The Wind in the Willows for our open air tour this year.”

“The original novel is so connected with the natural world, it is exciting to be able to bring it to life in the perfect surroundings...” she said.

“It makes a lovely family show which provides the opportunity for audiences to bring along a picnic and join in the fun with lots of music, dance and song in the production.”

And her favourite character is that lovable toad, erm Toad!

“...he is such a larger than life character,” Laura added.

“He certainly has his flaws but he also has a heart of gold and I think that everyone can see a little bit of themselves in him.”

The animated retelling sees Badger, Ratty and Mole set out to discover their own perfect spot to have a picnic.

But any thoughts of quietly grazing in the summer sun arecast adrift thanks to the hilarious escapades and perilous pitfalls of Toad.

The interval even includes a woodland parade, so there are plenty of chances to get involved with this show!

The Chapterhouse production will be happening inside the Willen Mini Bowl.

Tickets are priced at £13 for adults, £9 for children, or take up a family ticket for £38.

A 10% discount is available for parties of 10 or more, so bundle up your family, pull your pals together and prepare to be bowl-ed over!

To book, call See Tickets on 0871 2200260 or head online to www.seetickets.com