The Wind in the Willows, which recently ended its limited summer run at the London Palladium, has been filmed for cinematic, TV, and online release.
The Wind in the Willows is produced for the screen by BroadwayHD, which will release the film on its online platform, as well as Jamie Hendry, Austin Shaw, and Gavin Kalin. It was directed for the screen by Tim van Someren.
Producer Hendry said in a statement, “I am delighted that our magnificent production has been captured in all its glory at the London Palladium. The Wind in the Willows has been a joy to produce and I’m so pleased that audiences around the world will be able to experience the adventure.”
BroadwayHD co-founders Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley added, “We’re honoured to capture and preserve The Wind in the Willows as it will give theatregoers around the world a chance to enjoy the eye-popping set design and choreography for years to come. Along with New York City’s Broadway, London’s West End is renowned as a pillar of the international theatre community. We’re thrilled to continue building our line-up of West End productions and preserving theatre for all audiences.”
Broadcast dates have yet to be announced.
Based on Kenneth Grahame’s novel and produced by Jamie Hendry, the musical features an adaptation by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes with a score by Olivier Award winners George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.
The filmed version stars Rufus Hound as Mr. Toad, Simon Lipkin as Ratty, Craig Mather as Mole, Neil McDermott as Chief Weasel, Denise Welch as Mrs Otter, Gary Wilmot as Badger.
The Wind in the Willows was directed by Rachel Kavanaugh with choreography by Aletta Collins, set and costume design by Peter McKintosh, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Gareth Owen, wig and makeup design by Linda McKnight, orchestrations by Chris Jahnke and David Shrubsole, and musical supervision by Simon Lee.
For more information, visit WillowsMusical.com.