TV's Alan Titchmarsh To Make West End Debut in The Wind in the Willows | Playbill

News TV's Alan Titchmarsh To Make West End Debut in The Wind in the Willows U.K. television presenter and author Alan Titchmarsh, best known for such shows as "Gardener's World," "Ground Force" and "The Alan Titchmarsh Show," is to make his West End theatrical debut when he appears as the narrator in the previously announced return of the Royal Opera House's Olivier Award-winning production of The Wind in the Willows. It will begin performances Nov. 26 prior to an official opening Dec. 2, for a run through Jan. 17, 2015.

In a press statement, Titchmarsh commented, "I am thrilled and delighted to be joining this tremendous production which celebrates my all-time favorite children's book. Poop poop!" The narration that he will provide is written by former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion. Directed and choreographed by Will Tuckett, the production brings author Kenneth Grahame's well-loved story to life through song, music, dance and puppetry. It won this year's Olivier Award for Best Entertainment and Family Show, following a West End run at the Duchess Theatre last year, which marked the Royal Opera House's first-ever commercial transfer. It was originally commissioned for and premiered at the Royal Opera House's Linbury Studio Theatre, and is now in its 11th year.

It is produced this year under the auspieces of CMP, ACT Productions, William Archer for Bob & CO and Celia Atkin. It is recommended as suitable for everyone aged five and over.

To book tickets, contact the Royal Opera House box office on 020 7304 4000 or visit for bookings without booking fees, or the Vaudeville box office on 0844 482 9675 or visit for bookings with booking fee.

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