A brand new family musical with soaring vocals and spectacular street dance will be back flipping into the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch from 22 – 26 May. The classic story of The Wind in the Willows is brought leaping into the twenty-first century by Metta Theatre and Exeter Northcott Theatre.
In The Willows stars the Olivier Award-winning,star of Tracy Beaker and many Hackney Empire pantos Clive Rowe as Mr Badger; deaf street dancer Chris Fonseca (The Greatest Dancer, BBC1) as Otter; Seann Miley Moore (X Factor, ITV) as Duck; Abiola Efunshile (Hairspray, UK Tour & Ireland) as Owl; Harry Jardine (Les Misérables, West End) as Toad; Zara Macintosh (Twelfth Night, Shakespeare Festival, Royal Court Theatre) as Rattie; Bradley Charles (Zoonation’s Into The Hood, West End) as Chief Weasel; with Katherine Picar (Miss Saigon, West End)and Treasure Lyamu (dancer on the X Factor Final 2017, with Rak Su and Wyclef Jean) as the Rabbits. Victoria Boyce makes her professional debut as Mole, having trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Mole’s first day in ‘The Willows’. Her classmates look a bit scary. Surely Mr Badger will look out for her, as streetwise Rattie, rich kid Toad and cheeky Otter teach her the ways of The Riverbank. But when Toad gets locked up for joyriding, the Weasel Clan break into his (lily) pad. It’s now only a matter of time before Chief Weasel reveals Mole’s dark secret…
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With ballads, beats and backflips, this fresh new musical will be fun for the whole family!
In The Willows runs at the Queen’s Theatre from 22 – 26 May. Tickets are £14 – £24 (plus 65p QNew Transformation fee) and can be purchased by calling the Box Office on 01708 443333, in person at the theatre or online here.