The Wind in the Willows by Diane Grant and Michael Reilly

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About The Play

Theatre Palisades (Pacific Palisades, CA); photo by Kerry Feltham.

Musical.  80-90 minutes.  3-25+ males, 8-25+ females (15-50+ performers possible).  Suitable for middle school and older performers and audiences of all ages.  Some characters can be played by elementary age performers.  Premiered at Theatre Palisades (Pacific Palisades, CA).

“If you have a child or simply love Kenneth Grahame's 1908 book The Wind in the Willows, there is no better place to spend an evening than at Theatre Palisades, where the music is lovely, the story delightful and laughs abound." - Sue Pascoe, The Palisadian Post

Printed Script:  $7.95 (contains special author commentary)Digital Perusal Script: $10.00 (includes digital perusal score).   Performance Royalties: $70.00/performance.  Production Photocopy License:  $50.00 (PDF file of the script and score that may be printed/copied for your cast/crew; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties to produce the play)Classroom Photocopy License:  $75.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for closed classroom study only).  Musical Tracks:  $75.00 (digital music files for use in rehearsal/performance).  Professional rights should be negotiated directly with YouthPLAYS at  Need detailed help?  Click on Place an Order and then look for the blue What Do I Order? button!


Theatre Palisades (Pacific Palisades, CA); photo by Kerry Feltham.
Mole lives underground.  Her comfortable burrow is a good place for a creature who's small and has poor eyesight.  But when she feels the stirrings of spring, is it time to take a chance?  Is it time to go up there?  Outside is a scary place.  Would she survive?  And what if she lost her glasses?  But a little courage goes a long way, and a few brave steps introduce Mole to a world of characters she never knew existed:  the mean Weasel girls, the loveable Ratty, the flamboyant Otter, the kindly Widow Badger, and the exuberant Mr. Toad of Toad Hall, whose hilarious antics get himself and everybody else in and out of trouble, time and again in this adaptation of the classic novel.

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Did You Know?

Steve Lambert has performed his ghost stories in a church crypt and on the main stage of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre.