Friday, 12 September 2014

Alan Titchmarsh makes West End debut in The Wind in the Willows

Alan Titchmarsh is set to make his West End debut as the narrator in The Wind in the Willows. 

Following an acclaimed West End run last year at the Duchess Theatre, the Royal Opera House’s production is returning this Christmas for a limited run at the Vaudeville Theatre between Thursday 4th December 2014 (previews from 26th November) and Saturday 17th January 2015. 

The story is brought to life through song, music, dance and puppetry. The production is directed and choreographed by Will Tuckett, Full casting will be announced soon. Click here to read West End Frame's ★★★★★ review of the show.

Alan Titchmarsh has enjoyed a long and varied career in television, presenting Gardener’s World and Ground Force as well as his own show on ITV, The Alan Titchmarsh Show. He has written over 50 books as well as nine novels, a Christmas anthology and a miscellany on Englishness. Titchmarsh has previously presented many events including the Last Night of the Proms and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant. 

Will Tuckett's critically acclaimed production transferred to the Duchess Theatre in December 2013, presented by CMP, and marked the Royal Opera House’s first commercial transfer, a significant first for the organisation. The production was named Best Entertainment and Family Show at the 2014 Olivier Awards.

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.

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