25 to 27 Albemarle Road, Beckenham, BR3 5HZ
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing
as simply messing about in boats.”
From the peaceful pleasures of Ratty’s beloved River Bank, to the fearful frights and wicked weasels of the Wild Wood, join Ratty and Mole on their marvellous adventures, along with gruff old Badger and magnificent Mr. Toad.
A beautiful new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s much love classic, The Wind in the Willows features unique handmade fabric puppets and a charming original score.
New in 2017, the show was commissioned by the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham.
Suitable for ages 4+
Running time: 60 minutes
Box Tale Soup will transport you into a theatrical world like no other.
“Their beautifully crafted micro-shows are like collector’s items.”
Simon Topping of The Reviews Hub writes
Mole comes out of the safety of his beloved home. Tired of spring cleaning he decides to explore. Ending up by the river bank, he meets Ratty (a cultured water vole) and they become firm friends. Ratty shows Mole the joys of the river and their adventures begin. This is the start of Box Tale Soup’s wondrous new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved classic, The Wind in the Willows.
From the beginning, there is a magic about this piece. The music of the original score lures the audience into the world of the woods and river bank with warmth and charm; having a tranquil, Nick Drake-like, quality to it.
The actors are wonderful to watch; totally immersed in their characters and the story telling process. The puppets are nicely crafted; the Amazing Toad is a particularly delightful creation and there is a very imaginative use of headgear to represent various modes of transport, including the shiny cars Toad is so much obsessed by.
The darkness of the wild wood and its nefarious inhabitants (stoats and weasels) are represented well; with the smaller ones in the audience momentarily frightened by their appearance. Thankfully, Mr Badger is at hand, as a reassuring presence.
Tickets £10 for one adult including 1 child (under 18) / £20 for 2 adults and up to 3 children (under 18).
We regret that these tickets are only available from the Parish Office in St George’s open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm.
There is an additonal booking fee of £1.00 per transaction for all purchases made on-line. Limit of 6 tickets per transaction.