FDS - The Wind in the Willows poster

The Wind in the Willows

A pantomime by Alan Bennett
Friday 31 January 2003 - Saturday 1 February 2003
& Friday 7 February 2003 - Saturday 8 February 2003
Faringdon Community College, Fernham Road, Faringdon SN7 7LB
Directed by Debbie Lock & Carolyn Taylor
Producer: Claire Forty

Performances start 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier. Each performance lasts approximately 2½ hours. Matinées on Saturdays only.
Tickets: Tickets: £6.50. Concessions £4.50 Tickets were available from White Horse Country Wear, 6 Cornmarket, Faringdon.

Adapted from the 1908 children’s classic by Kenneth Grahame. Mole thought his happiness was complete when, as he meandered aimlessly along, suddenly he stood by the edge of a full-fed river. Never in his life had he seen a river before. Mole’s rebellion against working class regime (spring cleaning) and his journey to social maturity, Rat’s kindly initiation of Mole to the ways of the river, and the Rat’s inner conflict all provide added spice to the comedy. The Wild Wooders are given on-going villains’ roles to keep the story tense and exciting. 

More info… www.online-literature.com/grahame/windwillows/


Cleve Forty, Jo Webster, Lois Wells


River bankers


Cleve Forty, Nick Coard


Wild Wooders


Lois Wells, John Taylor, Cleve Forty


Joan Lee as Toad


Joan Lee, Cleve Forty


Gary Thompson, Karen Whiffen


Katie Dyet, Carole Tappenden, et al


Joan Lee, Dave Headey


Joan Lee, Grace Anderson, Roger Leitch

Photographs by Nick Coard

Cast (in order of appearance):

Toad - Joan Lee
Mole - Lois Wells
Rat - Cleve Forty
Badger - John Taylor
Albert - Jo Webster
Chief Weasel - Gary Thompson
Weasel Norman - Karen Whiffen
Magistrate/Gypsy - Katie Dyet
Washerwoman - Roger Leitch
Bargewoman - Claire Forty
Train Driver - Dave Headey
Fox - Alex Oliver
Otter / Rupert - Nick Coard
Portly - George Morton
Monica - Kathryn Whiffen
Gaoler's daughter - Grace Anderson
Magistrates Clerk - Carole Tappenden
Riverbankers: Fieldmice - Lauren Bates; Jim Duffen; Rosie Fowler; Pippa Garrard; Alice Moger; Josh Osment; Laura Prescott; Miriam Wells
Riverbankers: Squirrels - Sophie Ball; Elizabeth Hunt; Martha Kiff; Hannah Lardner; Amelia Naylor; Sophie Russell; Ella Thomas; Gail Vallis; Jess Waymark; Michaela Williams; Rosie Woods
Wild Wooders - Sammy Allen; Lauren Anderson; Matt Cockcroft; Hayley Drawbridge; Amy Gerry; Kendra Grey; Charlotte Lock; Rebecca Lock; Grace Logan; Rosie Oliver; Kayleigh Pill; Lily Smith; Clare Sollis; Tara Whenray; Kathryn Whiffen; Rebecca Whiffen; Fiona Whittle
Riverbankers: Hedgehogs - Dominic Callanan; Callum Coard; Elliott Coard; Holly Corke; Amy Gibbons; Harry Naylor; Jamie Rogers; George Townsend; Amie Williams; Elisha Williams; Becca Wisbey
Riverbankers: Rabbits - Lucy Broom; James Campbell; Emma Garrard; Lucy Hodgson; Charlotte Hopkins; Millie Kiff; Madeleine Oliver; Beth Osment; Sammy Smith; Jamie Townsend; Hannah Waymark; Tamara Williams; Alice Willson

See programme for further details.

Production No.141 (6 shows were performed over 4 days)