In The WillowsFri 22 February - Sat 2 March 2019
Wed Schools Matinee 1.30pm
Sat Matinees 2pm
Sun Matinees 11am & 3pm
With epic show tunes and killer beats, this classic story is brought popping and locking into the twenty first century in an extraordinary and explosive new hip-hop musical version of The Wind in the Willows.
After their smash hit street-dance Jungle Book and circus-musical Little Mermaid, Exeter Northcott Associate Company Metta Theatre return with a bold new take on this much loved children’s classic.
Featuring soaring vocals and spectacular street dance, the show stars Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe (Tracey Beaker) , deaf street dancer Chris Fonseca (The Greatest Dancer), Seann Miley Moore (X Factor) and Matt Knight (Let It Shine).
The Edwardian tale has been brought right up to date: It is Mole’s first day in ‘The Willows’ and her classmates look a bit scary. Surely Mr Badger will look out for her, as streetwise Rattie, rich kid Toad and cheeky Otter teach her the ways of The Riverbank. But when Toad gets locked up for joyriding, the Weasel Clan break into his (lily)pad. It’s now only a matter of time before Chief Weasel reveals Mole’s dark secret…
This classic story is brought leaping into the twenty first century, featuring spectacular street dance choreographed by the award-winning Rhimes Lecointe (Associate choreographer for Zoo Nation, and Artistic Director of Boudicea).
With ballads, beats, and backflips, this fresh new musical will be fun for the whole family.
Praise for Metta’s work:
‘stunning, genuine wow factor’
MANCHESTER THEATRE AWARDS on Little Mermaid
EXPRESS & ECHO on Jungle Book