Liverpool Theatre School is among the first to have been granted the rights to perform the musical, which made its West End debut last summer at The London Palladium starring Rufus Hound, Denise Welch and Gary Wilmot. The Wind in the Willows musical, is set to keep audiences captivated with comedy, adventure and thrills as performers tell the story of Toad’s daring escape to defend Toad Hall after he is imprisoned by the inhabitants of the Wild Wood. The family show also features exuberant choreography by Liverpool Theatre School graduate Graeme Pickering.
Maxine Ellis, Principal at Liverpool Theatre School, whose students have gone on to appear in hit shows from the West End to Broadway, said: “We are hugely excited to be among the first to put on this brand new musical adaptation of The Wind in the Willows. “The family show is set to be a wild theatrical adventure and audiences are in for a real treat as students bring this much loved classic tale to life. Rehearsals are in full swing and we are looking forward to putting on a fantastic performance.” The Wind in the Willows has been adapted into a musical by Oscar winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes with Olivier award winning composer and lyricist duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.
Liverpool Theatre School, based on Aigburth Road, is only one of two places in the north west to offer students the highly regarded Trinity College London diploma in both professional musical theatre and professional acting.
Watch the preview of The Wind in the Willows musical at https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=18&v=hZN0i--R2b0 .