Wind in the Willows, Immersion Theatre Company

Immersion Theatre have just started touring with their new show, The Wind in the Willows, and we were fortunate to have seen it a few weeks ago in Harrow.

Pack your picnics and join Ratty, Mole, Badger, and the fantastically irrepressible Toad as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime culminating in a colourful battle to save Toad Hall from the mischievous weasels.

We often go to the theatre and children learn so much from these experiences. I know many who often worry that their child is too young or won’t sit through a show. However this show was almost panto-like with so much interaction. I really liked that the actors, despite being in character, noticed when the audience was engaging more and played on this. There is so much audience participation which the children especially really enjoyed, but it was evident that adults did too. Children were encouraged to learn songs during the show to later sing along too.

The energy from the actors was so strong that it was easy to take for granted that there were only 5 in the show! The costumes were so cleverly put together that even though one actor would be playing various roles, it wasn’t obvious. Mr Toad especially was incredible. I don’t know how he has so much energy but I’d like to!

Ticket prices seem to vary depending on the location and theatre but average about £15 per adult and slightly less for children.

The show is touring the UK up until the end of April. (Link below to see where they are performing).

The show is 90 minutes long with a 15 minutes interval too.

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