I love the theatre. I've seen a few productions like the The Lion King, Wicked, Miss Saigon and Mamma Mia to name a few, so I was dead excited when the Mayflower Theatre* kindly invited myself and the Southampton Bloggers gang to see the latest production of The Wind In The Willows!
Based on Kenneth Grahame’s classic novel, which has captivated generations of readers for over a century, The Wind In The Willows has been adapted for the stage with a book by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, and Olivier Award-winning composer and lyricist duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. They previously collaborated together on the hugely successful international hit musical Mary Poppins, which ran for three years in the West End and six years on Broadway.
Showing at the Mayflower Theatre from 10-20th November prior to opening in London’s West End, The Wind In The Willows is a truly charming show. I genuinely thought it would be aimed at children, but I found myself smiling the whole way through. The set, costume and design was stunning, and visually the show was bright and attractive. It was really engaging, and despite not remembering the story from my childhood too well, they did an excellent job in re-telling the tale. Produced by Jamie Hendry and MJE Productions, in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth, the musical is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, and features some familiar faces such as Rufus Hound who plays Toad.
I honestly really enjoyed the show and would highly recommend getting tickets! They're on sale now and showing until 20th November from Mayflower Theatre Box Office. Huge thank you for having us, I can't wait to see more shows in future!
*This post is not sponsored however, I was kindly gifted the tickets from Mayflower Theatre. This does not hinder my honest opinion. Photos kindly provided by Mayflower.