Toad in Walpole – open air theatre returns for the summer

After a successful run of Alice in Wonderland last year, SixteenFeet Productions will return to Walpole Park transforming the Walled Garden into a backdrop for Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows, adapted by Andrew Walsh with original music by Guy Holden.

The classic English tale which is full of high jinks, adventure and camaraderie is full of unforgettable characters including the impulsive Toad; good-natured Mole; wise Ratty; and reclusive Badger.

With no formal stage, the promenade theatre production will encourage the audience to explore the beautiful setting of Walpole Park while watching the story unfold.

Councillor Ranjit Dheer, cabinet member of safety, culture and community services, said: “Interactive theatre is a great way to bring the story to life. Theatre in the park proved very successful last year, and I am sure people of all ages will enjoy this interactive performance of a lovely classic story.”

Performance details:
Wednesday, 19 August – 2.30pm
Thursday, 20 August – 11.30 am and 2.30pm
Friday, 21 August – 11.30 am and 2.30pm
Saturday, 22 August – 2.30pm and 5.30pm
Sunday, 23 August – 2.30pm and 5.30pm

Performances take place in The Walled Garden, Walpole Park, W5 and will last approximately one hour.

Tickets cost £12 for adults and £8 for children.  Performances are suitable for children over five years old. Discounts for groups are available.

Tickets are available in advance from or by calling 07958 448690

Performances will take place rain or shine provided it is safe to do so, however if the shows are cancelled due to weather conditions tickets will be valid for any other performance.