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Manchester Library Theatre Company

The Wind in the Willows

By Kenneth Grahame. Adapted by Alan Bennett. With music and additional lyrics by Jeremy Sams. Directed by Chris Honer.

Fri 2 December - Sat 14 January

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The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows reviewed: City Life ¦ Manchester Salon ¦ The Public Reviews ¦ Large Manchester.

Believe me my young friend, there is nothing, absolutely nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.

The tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and the incorrigible, preposterous Toad have been delighting us for generations. When Mole abandons his spring-cleaning for the enchanting world of the riverbank he begins an adventure that leads to magnificent Toad Hall, to the open road, to the perilous Wild Wood – and finally to battle!

Alan Bennett’s version of the classic fantasy tale is true to the original, yet written with distinctive Bennett flair and humour. The exploits of our four much-loved friends are woven with clever songs and witty dialogue.

‘Alan Bennett’s stage adaptation of The Wind in the Willows has become a classic in its own right.’ The Guardian

Suitable for ages 6+.

Sat 14 January 2012
Free to ticket holders but must be booked in advance.
Times 1.30pm – 2pm
Lyric Theatre

Sat 31 December - Manchester United vs. Blackburn. Kick Off 12.45pm.
Sat 14 January - Manchester United vs. Bolton. Kick Off 3pm.

Access Information

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Audio Described performances by Mind's Eye
Thu 15 December 7pm. Touch Tour 6pm.
Thu 22 December 2.30pm. Touch Tour 1.30pm.
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Signed performances by Mavis McCue
Sat 17 December 2.30pm.
Wed 28 December 7pm.
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Captioned performance by Stephen Kelly
Tue 20 December 7pm.
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Access Workshops and Performances for Schools

Signed and Audio Described Workshops:
Mon 12 December 10.15am followed by 2pm Audio Described and Signed performance.
Mon 9 January 2012 10.15am followed by 2pm Audio Described and Signed performance.

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The show will go on this Christmas and New Year!

Should we see adverse weather over Christmas and New Year all theatre shows at The Lowry will continue as normal. Due to the nature of our agreements with the producers who bring their shows to The Lowry, we are not able to offer any refunds or ticket exchanges outside of our normal policy (see standard terms and conditions) due to adverse weather. Galleries opening times may vary, but please check for the most up-to-date information.

The Lowry is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (no. 3255905) and a registered charity (no. 1053962).