The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

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


Learning Areas
The Arts
Humanities and Social Sciences


General Capabilities
Intercultural Understanding
Personal and Social Capability
Ethical Understanding

Key Themes
Storytelling, Friendship, Humanity, Time

Accompanying Workshops

Cross Curriculum Collaboration

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.

Production Information

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)

Staging Requirements

  • Indoor Venue Preferred
  • 3m wide x 3m deep performance space
  • Access to power outlet

Teacher Resources

More Information

“Fun, playful, full of life . . . the adults were having just as much fun as the kids” – Aussie Theatre

Recommended Grades
Prep – 6

Touring Areas

Term 4: Area A, B, and C

Touring Region

Booking Information

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