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Toad of Toad Hall

by A. A. Milne - A play from Kenneth Grahame’s book ‘The Wind in the Willows’ Music by H Fraser-Simson
directed by Jane Swift

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Toad of Toad Hall

YOUTH THEATRE PRODUCTION

The Wind in the Willows is one of the most beloved books of all time.  Written by Kenneth Grahame, it is the nostalgic, quintessentially English tale of four friends: kind and cultured Ratty, mild-mannered Mole, sage and solitary Badger and the crazy, conceited Toad.

A A Milne (the creator of that equally iconic quartet of Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger) adapted the novel for the stage in 1929.  Like the original book, it is now a cherished classic.

When Toad becomes uncontrollably obsessed with speed, and specifically cars, he falls foul of the law and faces a 20-year prison sentence, leaving his friends in desperation that he'll ever see sense.  Even his 'cunningly plotted' escape from jail causes chaos...

 So leap into Toad's motor and get ahead of the pack by joining the R.S.S.'s talented Junior Youth Theatre this June... just a hop, skip and jump from the sun-dappled Thames that first inspired Kenneth Grahame over a century ago...

This amateur production of ‘Toad of Toad Hall’ is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Ltd.
Illustration of ‘Toad of Toad Hall’ by Karen J. Adams, in tribute to E. H. Shepard

Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 June 2016
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7.45p.m.
Sunday at 3p.m.

Please enquire of the Box Office before booking tickets as to the extent of the provision available at the Mary Wallace Theatre for those with disabilities.

Other past productions

  1. The Death of Miss Gloria Starr - Devised by the cast
  2. Metamorphosis - Steven Berkoff, from the classic story by Franz Kafka
  3. The Seagull - Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Torben Betts
  4. The History of Cardenio - William Shakespeare, John Fletcher and Gary Taylor
  5. The Snow Dragons - Lizzie Nunnery
  6. The Weir - Conor McPherson
  7. Oh! What a Lovely War - Joan Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop
  8. The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare
  9. Tom and Viv - Michael Hastings
  10. As You Like It - William Shakespeare
  11. Collaborators - John Hodge
  12. Boeing-Boeing - Marc Camoletti translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans
  13. We Are Three Sisters - Blake Morrison
  14. THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO - Lee Hall from Carlo Collodi’s original tale
  15. The White Devil - John Webster
  16. The Adventures of Dick Whittington and his Cat - Dickon Williamson
  17. King Lear - William Shakespeare
  18. The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare
  19. Coraline - from the novel by Neil Gaiman
  20. Night Must Fall - Emlyn Williams
  21. All’s Well that Ends Well - William Shakespeare
  22. The Government Inspector - Nikolai Gogol, adapted by D. J. Campbell
  23. Uncle Vanya - Anton Chekhov, in a version by Christopher Hampton
  24. Egad! The Woman in White - Tim Kelly
  25. Monstrous Regiment - Terry Pratchett, adapted by Stephen Briggs
  26. Master Shakeshafte - Peter Parkinson
  27. Love’s Labour’s Lost - William Shakespeare
  28. Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Salman Rushdie, Tim Supple and David Tushingham
  29. From These Green Heights - Dermot Bolger
  30. Othello - William Shakespeare
  31. Blood Wedding (Youth Theatre) - Federico García Lorca - Translation by Gwynne Edwards
  32. The Chalk Garden - Enid Bagnold
  33. A Tender Thing - Ben Power
  34. The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
  35. Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare
  36. Educating Rita - Willy Russell
  37. The Merry Wives of Windsor - William Shakespeare
  38. Robin Hood - David Barrett
  39. Double Bill: Leonardo’s Last Supper and Laughter (Part II) - Peter Barnes
  40. Designs on Ladies - Georges Feydeau, translated by David King, adapted by Rodney Figaro
  41. Rhinoceros - Eugene Ionesco, translated by Martin Crimp
  42. Once in a Lifetime - Moss Hart & George S Kaufman
  43. The Deep Blue Sea - Terence Rattigan
  44. Dracula - Liz Lochhead adapted from Bram Stoker's novel
  45. Henry VIII or All is True (staged reading) - William Shakespeare & John Fletcher
  46. The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery - David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin jr.
  47. Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
  48. Around The World in 8 Plays - Patrick Greene and Jason Pizzarello
  49. In the Club - Richard Bean
  50. Measure for Measure - William Shakespeare
  51. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens, adapted by Jo Clifford
  52. Peter Pan - JM Barrie (John Caird and Trevor Nunn)
  53. Taking Sides - Ronald Harwood
  54. Aladdin - John Crocker - Music & Lyrics by Eric Gilder
  55. Little Gem - Elaine Murphy
  56. Vita & Virginia - Eileen Atkins
    adapted from correspondence between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West
  57. Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare
  58. Tom Paine - Paul Foster
  59. Youth Theatre Double Bill - Will Averill: Cinderella: Or How Pipsqueak the Mouse Became a Stallion. 'Crinkley Bottom............' was devised in-house
  60. Gormenghast - John Constable adapted from the novel by Mervyn Peake
  61. This Story of Yours - John Hopkins
  62. King John - William Shakespeare
  63. Pygmalion - Bernard Shaw
  64. Fallen Angels - Noel Coward
  65. A Month in the Country - Ivan Turgenev - adapted into English by Emlyn Williams
  66. Glengarry Glen Ross - David Mamet
  67. A Midsummer Night’s Dream - William Shakespeare
  68. A Vampire Story - Moira Buffini
  69. Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll - dramatised by Adrian Mitchell
  70. The Odd Couple (female version) - Neil Simon
  71. The Beauty Queen of Leenane - Martin McDonagh
  72. Antony and Cleopatra - William Shakespeare
  73. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - Tom Stoppard
  74. Gaslight - Patrick Hamilton
  75. Cymbeline - William Shakespeare
  76. Iron - Rona Munro
  77. Confusions - Alan Ayckbourn
  78. Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare
  79. I Hate Shakespeare - Steph DeFerie
  80. Moonlight and Magnolias - Ron Hutchinson
  81. Lulu - Frank Wedekind, in a version by Peter Barnes
  82. Macbeth - William Shakespeare
  83. Whipping It Up - Steve Thompson
  84. Harvey - Mary Chase
  85. Happy Days - Samuel Beckett
  86. Days of Wine and Roses - Owen McCafferty
  87. Henry V - William Shakespeare
  88. Arabian Nights - adapted by Dominic Cooke
  89. Vincent in Brixton - Nicholas Wright
  90. The Real Thing - Tom Stoppard
  91. Titus Andronicus - William Shakespeare
  92. An Inspector Calls - J. B. Priestley
Richmond Shakespeare Society
The Mary Wallace Theatre The Embankment,
Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 3DU
Box Office 020 8744 0547
(between 10 am and 7 pm only please)

“‘Tis good to be sad and say nothing” As You Like It, Act iv, Sc.1