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Wind In The Willows At The Castle Grounds

Published on: 20 Jul, 2014
Updated on: 20 Jul, 2014

Mr Toad, together with his friends Mole, Ratty and Badger, are the much-loved characters being brought to life in an exciting new adaptation of The Wind in the Willows at Guildford Castle Grounds, written especially to celebrate The Herald Players’ 50th anniversary.

The Herald Players are preforming The Wind in the Willows at the Castle Grounds this week.

The Herald Players are preforming The Wind in the Willows at the Castle Grounds this week.

Jane MacIntyre, who has adapted the famous children’s book, has been well-known in amateur drama as an actor and director in the Guildford area for more than 15 years. She is also directing the show in which just four actors will play more than 25 parts.

She said: “I’ve wanted to stage The Wind in the Willows for a long time now – my aim has been to create an adaptation that would appeal to an audience of adults, as well as children. The Castle Grounds provide the ideal backdrop for Mr Toad’s story as much of it takes place in an outside setting.  We want to recreate the spirit of children at play and invite the audience to come and have some fun.”

Captured in the show are Ratty and Mole’s river trips, Mr Toad’s obsession with motorcars, his escape from prison and the final battle for Toad Hall.  The show is on now until Saturday, July 26, at 7.30pm with face painting for children from 6pm. Tickets are £10 for adults and £6.50 for children under 18 and are available from the box office on 01483 444333 or at

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  1. Diane Maxfield Reply

    July 21, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    If you love this classic children’s tale, or love outdoor theatre, you will love this production. It is fast-moving, funny and very imaginative.

    So far, the weather has been great and Herald Players have been lucky over the past two or three years with excellent weather for their productions – even in 2012, which was a famously wet year, so fingers crossed for the rest of the run!

    This production is on every night until Saturday, 26 July, starting 7.30 pm each evening. Don’t miss it (I’ve seen it twice and am looking forward to seeing it for a third time on the last night!)

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