The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame Directed by Racheal Holt is a classic of children’s literature, first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animal characters in a pastoral version of England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie.
The Wind in the Willows was saved from obscurity by the then-famous playwright, A. A. Milne, who loved it and adapted a part of it for stage as Toad of Toad Hall in 1929.
In 1908 Grahame retired from his position as secretary of the Bank of England. He moved to the country, where he spent his time by the River Thames doing much as the animal characters in his book do; namely, as one of the most famous phrases from the book says, “simply messing about in boats”.
Season: 27th Nov, 09 to 5th Dec, 09
Theatre: Bradshaw Street Community Hall, Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street) West Essendon.
Prices: $10.00 Full Admission, $7.00 Children Under 12 Years Of Age
Bookings: Eileen – 9330 4808