A Derby Theatre production, in partnership with Derby Market Place

The Wind in the Willows

Sun 27 June - Sun 11 July 2021 Archive
This summer, join Toad, Ratty, Mole, Badger and their animal friends for a whirlwind adventure amidst the English countryside.

Showing at Derby Market Place

UPDATE: Please note that this event will now take place with reduced audience capacity and socially distanced seating, following the roadmap update that restrictions will not be lifted until 19 July.

Running Time: Approx. 1 hour 50 minutes (including 15 minute interval)

This summer, join Toad, Ratty, Mole, Badger and their animal friends for a whirlwind adventure amidst the English countryside.

When Mole forfeits his spring cleaning for the lure of the luscious riverbank, he has no idea of the thrilling journey that he and his friends are all about to embark on.

Featuring live music, songs and a talented company of actor-musicians, this charming and delightful adaptation by Toby Hulse of Kenneth Grahame’s classic story remains a firm family favourite and is sure to be a seasonal summer treat for audiences of all ages.

The Wind in the Willows is a funny, timeless tale of friendship, courage, consequences and bravery, and will play in the new Performance Marquee at Derby Market Place, a friendly and safe space made to welcome you back to the city.


Derby Market Place


Performance duration: Approx. 1 hour 50 minutes (including 15 minute interval)

The Wind in the Willows - Production Trailer

The production trailer for the 2021 show - The Wind in the Willows


Wild Wooder, Swallow and Woodland Creatures

Ana Delmore

Red Squirrel, Duck, Rabbit, Girl, Wild Wooder and Music Captain

Tilly-Mae Millbrook


Jim Kitson

Wild Wooders, Swallow and Woodland Creatures

Charlotte Jolliffe


TJ Holmes

Duck, Wild Wooder, Rabbit and Black Rat

Kaine Hatukai


Charlotte Dowding

Wild Wooder, Ferret, Swallow and Woodland Creatures

Dylan Bull


Ruby Ablett



Toby Hulse


Trina Haldar

Set and Costume Designer

Nettie Scriven

Composer and Sound Designer

Ivan Stott

Movement Director

Jeanefer Jean-Charles

Lighting Designer

Alex Stafford

Assistant Set and Costume Designer

Irene Jade

Puppet Direction

Sue Pyecroft

Prop Maker

Alex Hatton

Company Stage Manager

Moby Renshaw

Deputy Stage Manager

Clelia Crawford

Assistant Stage Manager

Anthony Fearnley

Booking Information

– The Wind in the Willows will now take place with reduced capacity and socially distanced seating, following the roadmap update that restrictions will not be lifted until 19 July.

– This production is showing in the Performance Marquee at Derby Market Place in the city centre. Get directions

– Seats on Bank A, Row B will only be available to book via Derby Live. All other seats can be booked through Derby Theatre.

– All bookings must be made in advance, where you will be issued with an e-ticket. Please note that the Box Office is currently open for calls and in-person enquiries Tuesdays – Saturdays between 10am – 2pm. Online bookings are available 24/7.

– For any enquiries please email tickets@derbytheatre.co.uk or text 07717 346 964 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

– Please make sure your theatre account has an up-to-date e-mail address and contact number so we can send your e-ticket.

Book with confidence: we will be offering a flexible ticketing policy to avoid any concern about cancelled performances. A free exchange or refund will be offered in cases of event cancellations due to COVID-19.

Accessible Performances

Saturday 3 July, 3pm.

Sunday 11 July, 11am. (BSL Interpreted by Janet Guest)

Wednesday 7 July, 5:30pm.

In line with government advice, we are offering seats for all in-person events up until 19 July 2021 in socially distanced pods with one metre distance between each pod. Pods of seats can only be booked and occupied by people from within one household or bubble.

Please only book into a seating pod that matches your group size. If the pod size you wish to book is not available, please consider booking two pods of 2 for a group of 4, one pod of 2 and one pod of 3 for a group of 5 and so on. If this is not suitable, please do get in touch to discuss by email tickets@derbytheatre.co.uk or text 07717 346 964.


Friends Membership Deal

Friends get tickets for just £6 on performances from Sunday 27 -Tuesday 29 June only (£2 off). Simply login into your theatre account before booking for your discounts to be automatically applied when adding tickets to your basket.

Friends are entitled to 1 discounted ticket, Joint Friends can get 2 discounted tickets and Family Friends can get up to 6 discounted tickets.