The Wind in the Willows

Stagecraft Theatre, Nagpur brings the 1908 classic of children’s literature to the stage in its production of ‘The Wind in the Willows’. The play closely mirrors the book by Kenneth Grahame as it portrays the adventures of its five beloved animal characters – Rat, Mole, Toad, Otter and Badger. Interweaving dialogue, mime and music with Kenneth Grahame’s narrative, the play attempts to recreate this delightfully timeless, charming story for today’s audiences.

With the arrival of spring, the good-natured Mole flees his underground home and meets Ratty, a water rat who invites him to live with him in his home on the river bank. Mole becomes friends with Ratty, Otter, Badger and Toad. When the rich, jovial and somewhat conceited Toad wreaks havoc with his latest motor-car fad, the animals decide to teach him a lesson. Eventually, Toad’s home is taken over by weasels, stoats and ferrets from the Wild Wood and the five friends team up to drive away the intruders and reclaim Toad Hall.

Noted for its blend of morality, adventure and camaraderie, the story is as relatable today as it has ever been. The play offers a welcome respite from super-fast, hyper-connected, uber-technological city life and harks back to a time of leisure, wonder and wanderlust in simple pleasures and pastoral joie de vivre. Come absorb “the sparkle, the ripple, the scents and the sounds and the sunlight”.

NCPA Select at Summer Fiesta on 25th May, 2014.

Prithvi Theatre, Juhu on 28th and 29th June, 2014

Cast & Crew

Rat:  Onkar Ghare
Mole:  Amol Wakhare
Toad : Anamika Sawarkar
Otter : Sonal Trivedi
Badger:  Pramod Naidu
Narrator:  Vikash Khurana

Direction: Vikash Khurana
Adaptation: Ankita Athawale
Music : Anurag Kulkarni
Choreography: Sonal Trivedi
Light Design: Anurag Kulkarni
Sound Design: Priyadrash Bhabda

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