Toad’s riverside shenanigans

Wind in the Willows
Wind in the Willows

Tread the Boards Theatre group will be doing as their name suggests from Friday night.

The collective is staging its production of the children’s classic, Wind in the Willows.

The story of four riverside pals was first published in 1908, but Kenneth Grahame’s words still resonate with audiences young and old.

People fall under the spell of easy-going home bod Mole, supersmart Ratty, spoiled and conceited – but also good natured – Mr Toad, and gruff, brave Mr Badger.

John Morley’s adaptation of the classic story sees Ratty, Mole and Badger striving to rescue the ebullient and irrepressable Toad from his motoring folly, and to fight back against the machinations of the evil Chief Weasel and his cohorts of weasels, ferrets and stoats.

TTB will be bringing the characters to life with performances at 7pm on Friday and on Saturday, at 2pm and again at 6pm, at The Chrysalis Theatre.

Tickets are on sale at £9 and £7.

To book your seats visit the website at

> TTB are always keen to welcome new members to their fold. If you want to get involved, pop along to a Monday evening meeting, held weekly at Wavendon Gate Pavilion between 7.30pm and 10pm.

You’ll get more details and group history online.