The Wind in the Willows (musical version)

by Diane Grant and Michael Reilly

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About the Play

Musical. 80-90 minutes. 8-25+ females, 3-25+ males (15-50+ performers possible). Suitable for middle school and older performers and audiences of all ages. Some characters can be played by elementary age performers.

Premiered at Theatre Palisades (Pacific Palisades, CA). Also available in a one-act version here.

“If you have a child or simply love Kenneth Grahame's 1908 book The Wind in the Willows, there is no better place to spend an evening than at Theatre Palisades, where the music is lovely, the story delightful and laughs abound." —Sue Pascoe, The Palisadian Post

Theatre Palisades (Pacific Palisades, CA); photo by Kerry Feltham.

Synopsis

Mole lives underground. Her comfortable burrow is a good place for a creature who's small and has poor eyesight. But when she feels the stirrings of spring, is it time to take a chance? Is it time to go up there? Outside is a scary place. Would she survive? And what if she lost her glasses?  But a little courage goes a long way, and a few brave steps introduce Mole to a world of characters she never knew existed: the mean Weasel girls, the loveable Ratty, the flamboyant Otter, the kindly Widow Badger, and the exuberant Mr. Toad of Toad Hall, whose hilarious antics get himself and everybody else in and out of trouble, time and again in this adaptation of the classic novel.
Qty Price Total
Printed Script $7.95 $0.00
Digital Perusal Script $10.00 $0.00
Performance Royalties $75.00 $0.00
Production Photocopy License $60.00 $0.00
Classroom Photocopy License $80.00 $0.00
Musical Tracks $75.00 $0.00
Video License $85.00 $0.00
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Synopsis

Mole lives underground. Her comfortable burrow is a good place for a creature who's small and has poor eyesight. But when she feels the stirrings of spring, is it time to take a chance? Is it time to go up there? Outside is a scary place. Would she survive? And what if she lost her glasses?  But a little courage goes a long way, and a few brave steps introduce Mole to a world of characters she never knew existed: the mean Weasel girls, the loveable Ratty, the flamboyant Otter, the kindly Widow Badger, and the exuberant Mr. Toad of Toad Hall, whose hilarious antics get himself and everybody else in and out of trouble, time and again in this adaptation of the classic novel.