The Wind in the Willows

A pantomime by John Morley
Thursday 31 January 1991 - Saturday 2 February 1991
& Thursday 7 February 1991 - Saturday 9 February 1991
Faringdon Community Theatre, The Pump House, 5 Market Place, Faringdon
Directed by Peter Webster and Helen Barter
Musical Director: Debra Williams

Performances start 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier.
Tickets were available from Moynes (ironmongers), 10 Marlborough Street, Faringdon.

Adapted from the book by Kenneth Grahame, John Morley has taken the well loved characters of Toad, Mole, Ratty and Badger from The Wind in the Willows and woven their exploits into an exciting adventure story for all the family. Toad’s addiction to caravanning and later his obsession with cars, his imprisonment and escape with the aid of Jenny and her washerwoman aunts, and his fight with the Weasels and Stoats to regain Toad Hall are all included. An evening of magic and joy for all.

Wind In Willows 1991 2

Jo Webster; ?; Helen Barter; Joan Lee

Wind In Willows 1991 3

Jo Webster; Joan Lee; Helen Barter; Mary Green

Wind In Willows 1991 1

Back: Carole Tappenden; Ieuan Thomas. Front: Sophie Webster; Maria Hussey;

Wind In Willows 1991 4

Sophie Webster; Jemima Headey

Wind In Willows 1991 6

Barry Willett; Sophie Webster

Wind In Willows 1991 5

Carole Tappenden; Mike Durham

Photographs by kind permission of Ian Smith (founder of the ‘Faringdon Folly’ newspaper)

Cast (in order of appearance):

Toad - Sophie Webster
Ratty - Carole Tappenden
Mole - Maria Hussey
Badger - Ieuan Thomas
Chief Weasel - Carolyn Taylor
Magistrate - Dave Headey
Clerk - Joan Lee
Policeman - Mike Durham
Mrs Otter - Debbie Lock
Portly Otter - Rory Willett
Reginald - Nigel Keith-Walker
Fiona - Lucy Walden
Barge woman - Barry Willett
Dobbin - Alistair Warner; Nigel Murrin
Jenny (the Policeman's Daughter) - Jemima Headey
Jenny's Aunts - Jo Webster; Mary Green; Ruth Willett; Joan Lee; Helen Barter
Rabbits - Simon Anderson; Jessica Anderson; Cressida Chatfield; Emma Cornwell; Louise Escritt; Heather Gillies; Claire Green; Joanna Harrison; Gemma Jones; Louise Kitchener; Penny Lee; Emily Payn; Andrea Smith; Michelle Youngs
Weasels - Matthew Barber; Hannah Carthy; Andrew Chater; Leanne Devitt; Tim Hannigan; Lorraine Hart; Kirk Holland; Claire Holland; Philip Hurst; Lisa Moore; Felicity Pride; Morgan Wirth
Fieldmice - Emily Burn; Sharon Chubb; Emily Church; Penny Craven; Sammie Hunt; Christina Pride; Christina Willett; Laura Wirth
Orchestra - Debra Williams; Jane Stone; Henry Skelton; Joyce Carter; Pat Metcalfe

See programme for further details.

Production No.104 (6 shows were performed over 6 days).