This is a charming, classic tale of adventure and discovery, in a brand new one-man adaptation.
Kenneth Grahame’s rollicking tale of four woodland friends is one of the true enduring classics of children’s literature and legendary Queensland theatre-makers La Boite Theatre Company have given it a fresh coat of paint.
Join Ratty, Mole, Badger and the incorrigible Mr. Toad on their journeys, trials and misadventures around the river, the Wild Woods and beyond. Featuring a magical set with plenty of surprises throughout, and playful costuming and props, The Wind in the Willows will take creatures (small and large) on a heartfelt and humorous adventure that explores humanity, time and the value of friendship.
This touring version is a one-man show, so in addition to a beautiful story there will be plenty of performance techniques for students to appreciate: the use of voice and physicality to portray the different characters, and the play between representation and imagination in the set and props.
For children in Prep – Year 6 (and anyone who enjoys messing about in boats).
ʺA delightful piece that introduces children to the magic of Grahame’s book, and one that would be a great introduction to live theatre for youngsters.ʺ – Indulge
Humanities and Social Sciences
Personal and Social Capability
Storytelling, Friendship, Humanity, Time
Inspired by the performance visit this workshop provides professional development for generalist and non-arts specialist teachers. You will collaborate with a Flying Arts Artist to combine visual arts practice with a non-arts area of the curriculum, culminating in an artist-led workshop for your students.
Duration: 1 hour including Q&A
Audience: Max 250 students per session
Presented by: QMF and La Boite Theatre Company
Writer: Kenneth Grahame (new version by Maxine Mellor)
- Indoor Venue Preferred
- 3m wide x 3m deep performance space
- Access to power outlet