THE The Wind in the Willows will take centre stage as Shakespeare North’s Christmas show offering in a special tribute to Sir Ken Dodd.

The performance featuring live music and actor-musicians is an adaptation by Toby Hulse of Kenneth Grahame’s classic story is set to be the perfect festive treat for all ages. 

This delightful adaptation of the timeless tale will bring the magical world of Toad, Mole, Ratty, and Badger to life in an extraordinary theatrical experience for the whole family.

As a tribute to Sir Ken Dodd, one of the theatre’s most important supporters, whose love for The Wind in the Willows was well known, this production aims to honour his memory by bringing his cherished childhood book to life on stage.

"We are thrilled to present Toby Hulse’s adaptation of 'The Wind in the Willows' as our 2023 Christmas show at Shakespeare North Playhouse," said Artistic Director, Laura Collier.

"This timeless tale holds a special place in our hearts, and it brings us immense joy to bring Sir Ken Dodd's favourite book to life on our stage.

"We can’t wait for audiences to experience this beautiful adaptation expertly directed by the wonderful Julia Samuels.

"Join us this holiday season for laughter, friendship, and music and immerse yourself in the magic of the riverbank!”

The Wind in The Willows will be running from November 24 until January 13 2024.

Priority and General Tickets are available to purchase now.

Tickets can be bought online, by telephone or at the shop inside Shakespeare North Playhouse Booking Line: 0151 433 7156