The Wind in the Willows

Theatre Royal Plymouth

Jamie Hendry Productions in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth

Wind in the Willows

World Premiere


Saturday 8 - Saturday 22 October 2016 Download Calendar

The Lyric


Kenneth Grahame’s wild tale about the thrill-seeking, lovable menace Mr Toad comes to life in a brand new stage musical with a book by Oscar-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Olivier Award-winning composer and lyricist team George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.

Ratty, Badger and Mole join the exuberant Toad and embark on a series of adventures and misadventures caused by his insatiable need for speed! Imprisoned for theft and with his existence under threat from the inhabitants of the Wild Wood, Toad must attempt a daring escape to defend Toad Hall. Featuring spectacular stagecraft and a company of over fifty, this sparkling new musical with a glorious original score brings this treasured British classic to life in what is set to be 2016’s wildest theatrical adventure.

Rufus Hound as Toad
Fra Fee as Mole
Thomas Howes as Ratty
Neil McDermott as Chief Weasel

Run time: 2 hour 35 minutes (approx.)

Audience reactions!

Listen to some of the music!

Pricing & Concessions

Full price:
Monday to Thursday evenings
A: £42.50, B: £40.00, C: £36.50, D: £34.00, E: £25 (RV)
Friday evening and Saturday matinee (2.30pm) and evening
A: £45.00, B: £42.50, C: £39, D: £36.50, E: £27.00 (RV)
Thursday matinee (20th October only) (2.30pm)
A: £37.50, B: £35.00, C: £39.00, D: £29.00, E: £19 (RV)

Please note: RV = Restricted View.


Under 16s, Student, Unwaged, Young Company
£5 off A, B & C (Mon – Thu evenings & Sat matinee)

Over 60s, Disabled:
£3 off A, B & C (Mon – Thu evenings & Sat matinee)

Corporate Members:
£5 off A, B & C (Mon – Thu evenings)

£10 off A, B & C (Saturday 8th October)

People’s Company:
£3.50 off A, B & C (Mon – Thu evenings & Sat matinee)

Groups of 10+:
£3 off A, B & C (Mon – Thu all perfs and Saturday matinee)

Groups of 20+:
£4 off A, B & C (Mon – Thu all perfs and Saturday matinee)

Groups of 40+:
£5 off A, B & C (Mon – Thu all perfs and Saturday matinee)

School groups of 10+:
£10 tickets all price bands (Mon – Thu all perfs)

Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee. Concessions exclude price band E in The Lyric.


Rufus Hound

Rufus Hound is an actor, presenter and comedian, most recently seen on stage in Don Quixote (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Wars of the Roses (Rose Theatre) and as Freddy in the original West End production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy Theatre). Additional theatre credits include Neville’s Island (Chichester Festival Theatre), One Man Two Guv’nors (UK Tour / Theatre Royal Haymarket) and Utopia (Soho Theatre). Television credits include Doctor Who (BBC), Cucumber (Channel 4), Drunk History (Comedy Central), A Touch Of Cloth (SKY) and Hounded (BBC). He is also a regular guest on comedy panel shows such as Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC), Would I Lie To You? (BBC), and 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4).

Fra Fee

Fra Fee most notably played the role of Courfeyrac in Tom Hooper’s box office hit movie Les Misérables. Theatre credits include As You Like It (National Theatre), The Last Five Years (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); Romeo & Juliet (Gate Theatre); Candide (Menier Chocolate Factory); Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre) and Dirty Dancing (Aldwych Theatre).

Thomas Howe

Thomas Howes is best known for his role as footman Thomas in Downton Abbey. Stage work includes The Lighthouse (Birmingham Contemporary Music Group), The Mousetrap (UK Tour), The Winslow Boy (Theatre Royal Bath) and The History Boys (UK Tour). Further screen credits include films Anna Karenina and United and television work in Houdini and Doyle (ITV) and Dark Angel (ITV).

Neil McDermott

Neil McDermott is most known for portraying Ryan Malloy in EastEnders (BBC). Stage credits include playing Lord Farquaad in Shrek The Musical (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Jean-Michel in La Cage Aux Folles (Menier Chocolate Factory) and Rolf Gruber in_ The Sound of Music_ (London Palladium). Further television credits include The Royal (ITV), Casualty (BBC) and Doctor Who: The Next Doctor (BBC).