The Wind in the Willows
(The True Story)
by Rat



Kenneth Grahame’s classic story in an exciting, playful production! Ratty is staging a one-rat show of his eventful life during the period documented in 'The Wind in the Willows'. Unfortunately for Rat, Toad is present and not content to remain in the audience! Creative use of props, puppets, and actors showcase the fun and adventure as well as the mysterious, intangible beauty of this masterpiece, resulting in a performance in equal parts manic and moving!



Rat - Halie Darling

Toad - George C Francis

Production Team

Based on the work of Kenneth Grahame

Adapted by: Fielding and Francis

Director: Fielding and Francis

Poster design: Halie Darling

Production Photography


"We have been to a lot of stuff here at the Lyric and this is one of the best!"

Parent and audience member

"Ten out of Ten! It really was!"

Audience member

and Toad!

Production Video