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ROH's The Wind in the Willows transfers to West End

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THIS CHRISTMAS, the Royal Opera House production of The Wind in the Willows will transfer to the Duchess Theatre, where it will run for a limited season from December 11, 2013 to February 1, 2014.

It will be the first time a Royal Opera House production has transferred commercially to London’s West End.

Choreographed and directed by Will Tuckett, this much-loved adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic, now in its tenth anniversary year, sees the adventures of reckless Toad and his long-suffering friends Ratty, Mole and Badger retold through dance, song, music and puppetry.

Speaking about the transfer, Will Tuckett said: “It’s a tremendously exciting step and it makes me very happy that this work can now be seen by a whole new audience. This is a real honour both for me and the team who created it.”

Full casting will be announced shortly.

The Theatre Royal Bath revival of August Wilson’s Fences, starring Lenny Henry, continues at the Duchess Theatre until September 14, 2013.

It will be followed – from September 18 to December 7, 2013 – by Chichester Festival Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Bertolt Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, with Henry Goodman in the title role.