In the Willows, New Wimbledon Theatre - ★★★★ - Until May 11, 2019


This is a re-invented "Wind in The Willows" bringing the hard edge of Hip Hop, a contemporary urban setting and a reimagined narrative of redemption to the classic tale. This is not your Disney version of the world as one lyric cleverly points out, but it does leave you with a positive feeling about youth's ability to deal with diversity and adversity. Kenneth Graham's book was propelled by the energy of Mr. Toad and this musical is propelled by the energy of an amazing cast. Harry Jardine's raps as Mr. Toad are breathtaking and the dance moves of Bradley Charles and Chris Fonsecca are awesome. Sean Miley Moore brings that X factor voice. Zara Macintosh has it all and Victoria Boyce beautifully captures the winsome spirit of the new female Mole. Clive Rowe's lovely ballad was a highlight for us. Congratulations Metta Theatre for doing amazing new work that stresses inclusivity, and for doing so in a way that is understated and not preachy. This is a production for the 21st century and for the whole family. It is hopeful without being naive, joyous without being saccharine. This is a great night in the theatre.

Reviewed by J.C.

 Our Score:  ☆☆☆☆ 

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WHEN, WHERE, GETTING THERE:
Until May 11, 2019
At 7:30 pm
New Wimbledon Theatre
Nearest tube: Wimbledon
https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/in-the-willows
https://www.mettatheatre.co.uk

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