What better way to while away a summer’s evening than watching a fantastic tale of rivers, motor-cars and picnics told in energetic style by Boxtree Productions theatre company?
Boxtree’s brand new musical adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic story, The Wind In The Willows, will be performed in the historic Cloisters of Peterborough Cathedral, on Friday July 28 at 7pm. The fast-paced family show promises to be packed with excitement and original songs. It also stars Victoria Jane, who played Wendy in the Cresset’s recent production of Peter Pan.
“Join Mole as she throws down her broom and heads out to find adventure. She meets Ratty, Badger and Toad, whose exploits cause all manner of trouble. When the conniving and criminal Weasels set their sights on Toad Hall, it’s up to Mole, Ratty, Toad and Badger to take back the Hall and teach those Weasels a lesson,” says James Franklin, Managing Director of Productions. He added: “We are so excited to be coming back to Peterborough Cathedral this summer. It’s an incredibly beautiful venue and it’s such a wonderful story to be telling.”
This is the second time that Boxtree Productions has been to Peterborough Cathedral, the first occasion being their successful production of The Scarlet Pimpernel last year. Their Artistic Director, Abigail Franklin, grew up in Peterborough and she said: “It’s great to bring a show that I have produced and directed back to my home town. I have so many fond memories of performing at the Key Youth Theatre.”
Stuart Orme, Director of Operations at Peterborough Cathedral said: “It just wouldn’t be summer without the chance to see some great open air theatre, particularly in the fantastic setting of the Cathedral Cloisters. Boxtree Productions brought a great show last year, and we’re looking forward to welcoming them back again with their particular brand of family friendly show.”
So pop down from 6pm and take a picnic, a blanket or low-backed chair, and even a glass of wine or two and soak up the atmosphere of the show on the lawns of the Cathedral Cloisters. Tickets are on sale via www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk or by calling Oundle Box Office on 01832 274734 or Peterborough Information Centre on 01733 452336.
There are discounts if you pre-book, with prices as follows: £12 adults (on the day, £15), £9 children under 16 (on the day, £11), £33 family, 2 adults, 2 children (on the day, £40).
The show will start at 7pm and will be approximately 2 hours long including an interval.