The Walpole Players are bringing Alan Bennett’s The Wind in the Willows back to the Helen Miller Theater after almost 30 years! The play’s U.S. premier was in 1993, performed by the Walpole Players and directed by Jane Skofield!
Several of the original cast will be returning with this production, almost all of them reprising their original roles: Tom Durnford as Toad, Bill Perron as Albert, Carolyn Norback as the Washerwoman, and Sharon Miller as the Barge Woman. Jeff Miller will also be returning but has swapped his original role of Rat for Stoat Ian. Other major characters include Mike Wright as Mole, John Luther as Rat, Dennis Scott as Badger, Mike Delaney as Otter and the Train Driver, Tom Winmill as The Magistrate, Lea Kablik as the Gaoler’s Daughter, Gina Richardson as the Gypsy, with Ben Robison heading up the gang of vermin as Chief Weasel. There are too many cast members to name them all here, including lots of local children as young hedgehogs and field mice, so you’ll have to come to the show to find out who else you know in this delightful adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic novel!
There will be five performances: Friday, June 17, Saturday, June 18, and Thursday, June 23, all begin at 7:00 PM, with a Sunday matinee on June 19, at 2:00, and closing night on Saturday, June 25, at 8:00 PM. Doors will open 30 minutes prior.
Tickets can be purchased at Galloway Real Estate at 47 Main Street in Walpole, Mascoma Bank at 53 Main Street in Walpole, and for the first time online at TheWalpolePlayers.org. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under age 12. Please email WalpolePlayers@gmail.com or call (603) 756-2535, for more information.