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Full West End cast announced for The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows cast at the London Palladium. Photo: Darren Bell
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Denise Welch and Gary Wilmot are to join the cast of The Wind in the Willows when it opens in the West End.

Simon Lipkin and Craig Mather are also joining the musical’s cast, alongside Rufus Hound and Neil McDermott, who will reprise their roles as Mr Toad and Chief Weasel.

They both performed in the show when it premiered last year.

Welch will play Mrs Otter, with Wilmot as Badger, Lipkin as Rat and Mather as Mole.

The Wind in the Willows, which is based on Kenneth Grahame’s novel, has music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe and a book by Julian Fellowes.

It opens at the London Palladium on June 29, with previews from June 16. It is scheduled to run until September 9.

The production is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh and has choreography by Aletta Collins and design by Peter McKintosh.

The full company includes Chris Aukett, Joel Baylis, Jenna Boyd, Abigail Brodie, Abigail Climer, Jorell Coiffic-Kamall, Nicole Deon, Emilie du Leslay, Joshua Gannon, James Gant, Evan James, Michael Larcombe, Bethany Linsdell, Ryan Pidgen, Adam Vaughan, Georgie Westall and Natalie Woods.

It is produced by Jamie Hendry, MJE Productions and Josh Gilinski, in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth.

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