The Wind in the Willows

By Kenneth Grahame, adapted by Mike Kenny

Wind in the Willows

12 - 22 July 2017 at Caversham Court Gardens [Map]

Planning your visitOpen Air History | Past event

Join us as we tell the tale of The Wind in the Willows, from "Hang Spring Cleaning", to boats, gypsy caravans and - "poop poop....." - a few cars.

Set in the ruins of Toad Hall, we join Mole, Toad, Ratty and Badger as they bring to life the events at Toad Hall in this playful adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's classic children's book.

Perfectly suited to the beautiful and enchanting setting of Caversham Court Gardens, why not bring a picnic and some fizz to one of the area's favourite annual events, presented by Reading's longest-running open-air theatre? With a laidback atmosphere in one of the area's prettiest locations along Grahame's beloved River Thames, The Wind in the Willows will be enjoyed by the whole family.

For directions, map, what to bring, and more details about times, see the Planning your visit page.

Read: A riverside welcome from our patron, Sir Kenneth Branagh.

Tickets are £18 for adults, £16 for under-16s and other concessions*. Booking charges apply.

*Concessions for over-60s, JSA claimants, students, registered disabled
Accompanied children under 5 are free


  • Toad - Peter O’Sullivan
  • Badger - Robyn Kingston
  • Rat - Biffo Bear
  • Mole - Lola Vegas
  • Chief Weasel - Débora Rochfort/Alex McCubbin

with all the other parts being played by

  • Trevor Dale
  • Karolina Michalowicz
  • Emma Bryant
  • Ethan Law

Directed by Laura Mills and Rik Eke



Presented in partnership with Tony Roe Solicitors 



This amateur production of The Wind in the Willows is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books Ltd