There will be a lot of furry animals running around at Gweek Village Hall this month, as Gweek Players perform Alan Bennett’s Wind in the Willows.
Toad, Rat, Mole and Badger’s adventures are well known and loved and this adaptation by Alan Bennett aims to keep both adults and children enchanted. Boastful Toad leads his friends, serious Badger, bossy Rat and sweet little mole into a series of misadventures.
Served up with a delicious pudding in the interval, the performance is billed as an evening of delight for all ages.
“This has been an amazing adventure,” said Paul Murphy, the director, adding, “with a large cast, much doubling of roles and too many exits and entrances to count, it has been a challenging but exciting play to put on.”
Most people love Alan Bennett’s wit and humour and this play will appeal to the young at heart from nine to 90.”
Kenneth Graham wrote much of Wind in the Willows whilst staying at the Greenbanks Hotel in Falmouth in the form of letters to his son, on whom Toad – boastful and silly but very loveable - was based.
Gweek Players had a huge success with Private Lives last April and Canterbury Tales last November. ‘This is very different from anything we have done before,’ says Vanda Trotman , the group’s Chair, ‘and we are hoping to encourage more younger people to enjoy live theatre.
This would be a great way to start the run up to Christmas in a very magical way.’ Tickets cost £8 for adults and £6 for under 16’s, including pudding, and are available from Heathercraft, Helston or by calling 0845 0948874.