Classic children's tale given a hip hop vibe - here's what you need to know about 'In the Willow's' at The Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Metta Theatre and Exeter Northcott Theatre present In the Willows at Blackpool Grand
Metta Theatre and Exeter Northcott Theatre present In the Willows at Blackpool Grand

Colourful, energetic and fabulously catchy - explosive new British musical, In the Willows, starts its run at The Grand tonight for a four-day run.

Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe, deaf street dancer Chris Fonseca (The Greatest Dancer), Seann Miley Moore (X Factor) and Matt Knight (Let It Shine) will light up the stage with this contemporary take on Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale, The Wind in the Willows.

The story is brought leaping into the 21st century, with flair, ballads, beats and backflips, choreographed by the award-winning Rhimes Lecointe (associate choreographer for Zoo Nation, and artistic director of Boudicea).

The stage show follows Mole’s first day in ‘The Willows’. Her classmates look a bit scary.

Surely Mr Badger will look out for her, as streetwise Rattie, rich kid Toad and cheeky Otter teach her the ways of The Riverbank.

But when Toad gets locked up for joyriding, the Weasel Clan break into his (lily)pad. It’s now only a matter of time before Chief Weasel reveals Mole’s dark secret...

For tickets visit www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk

Wind In The Willows Production Photos......'The Other Richard

Wind In The Willows Production Photos......'The Other Richard

Wind In The Willows Production Photos'The Other Richard

Wind In The Willows Production Photos'The Other Richard