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Thursday, October 3

Tony Robinson to Narrate ROH's Wind in the Willows

The Blackadder and Time Team star Tony Robinson is returning to theatre for the first time in 16 years appearing in ROH's West End Wind in the Willows which runs at the Duchess Theatre from 11th December until 1st February. He will be narrating the show in the guise of the book's author Kenneth Grahame. This is is the first ROH production to transfer commercially into the West End.

Robinson received a knighthood in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours. He has previously appeared in the West End with credits including Stop The World I Want To Get Off at the Queens, Stephen D and Once Upon A Time at the Duke of York's, The Beggar's Opera at the Apollo, Follow The Star at The Westminster, The Apple Cart at The Saville, Piaf at The Piccadilly and Oresteia at the National.

The cast also features Will Kemp (Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake), who will reprise his role as Ratty, Cris Penfold as Toad, Christopher Akrill as Badger and Clemmie Sveaas as Mole.

Other members of the company include: Ewan Wardrop, Paul James Rooney, Kayleigh Gore, Connor Dowling, Kirsty Mather, Anna Martine, Jo Meredith and Aron Wild.

Choreographed and directed by Will Tuckett, the production is in its tenth anniversary year and sees Kenneth Grahame's classic retold through dance, song, music and puppetry.

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