Rufus Hound in The Wind in The Willows. Photo by Marc-Brenner

The Wind In the Willows filmed for cinematic release

Julian Fellow’s adaptation of The Wind In The Willows has been filmed for cinematic release.

The recent West End production of The Wind In the Willows starring Rufus Hound has been filmed for future cinematic, television and online releases.

Based on Kenneth Grahame’s treasured novel, the new adaptation by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellows, with musica and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe played a limited season at the London Palladium this summer, running from 17 June 2017 until 2 September 2017.

The filmed version stars Rufus Hound as the amazing Mr Toad, Simon Lipkin as Ratty, Craig Mather as Mole, Neil McDermott as Chief Weasel, Denise Welch as Mrs Otter, Gary Wilmot as Badger and the entire West End company.

Producer Jamie Hendry: “I am delighted that our magnificent production has been captured in all its glory at the London Palladium. The Wind in the Willows has been a joy to produce and I’m so pleased that audiences around the world will be able to experience the adventure.”

BroadwayHD co-founders, Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley: “We’re honoured to capture and preserve The Wind in the Willows as it will give theatregoers around the world a chance to enjoy the eye-popping set design and choreography for years to come. Along with New York City’s Broadway, London’s West End is renowned as a pillar of the international theatre community. We’re thrilled to continue building our line-up of West End productions and preserving theatre for all audiences.”

Dates for a cinematic release or online purchase have not been announced.

📷 Main photo: Rufus Hound in The Wind in The Willows. Photo by Marc-Brenner

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