WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Book and Lyrics by Julian Woolford            Music by Richard John
From the novel by Kenneth Grahame

ON  THE RIVER, WHERE FOLK HAVE LIVED FOREVER...

BACKGROUND

In 2004 we were asked by Sevenoaks Playhouse to create a new musical version of Kenneth Grahame's immortal story.
It was our first major musical together and was the Playhouse's most successful show to date.

Listen to On The River, the opening number.


'Sevenoaks Playhouse, under its artistic director Julian Woolford, has been steadily building a reputation for quality theatre…Good natured and full of fun…John’s jaunty music, along with Woolford’s lyrics, play an effective part in the show’s storytelling…It should certainly make you smile.'
The Times

SEVENOAKS PLAYHOUSE CAST

Rabbit                      Gavin Wilkinson
Mole                         Neil Couperthwaite
Rat                           Andrew Hall
Mrs Rabbit               Rebecca Louis
Mrs Hedgehog         Jill Pert
Chief Weasel           Keith Bookman
Stoat                        Gavin Wilkinson
Toad                         Mark Little
Alfred, a horse         Gareth Derrick
Ferret                       Gareth Derrick
Badger                     Geoffrey Davies
Car Salesman          Gareth Derrick
Henry                       Gavin Wilkinson
Magistrate               Jill Pert
Policeman               Gareth Derrick
Gaoler’s Daughter   Rebecca Louis
Washerwoman        Jill Pert
Ticket Clerk             Gavin Wilkinson
Engine Driver          Keith Bookman
Bargewoman          Jill Pert


Plus local children who played: Young Rabbits, Hedgehogs, Field Mice including Carol Singers.