Pack your picnics for an evening of outdoor theatre as Immersion Theatre presents Wind in the Willows at Shaw House in Newbury next month.
Join the boat-loving Ratty, the sensible yet curious Mole, wise old Badger and the fantastically irrepressible Toad as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime culminating in a colourful battle with the sly weasel to save Toad Hall.
Immersion Theatre will be bringing this wonderful stage adaptation to the stunning grounds of the Grade I listed Elizabethan mansion, Shaw House.
With eye-catching costumes, toe-tapping music and larger than life characters, the company promises to capture the imagination of the youngest of audience members and, with the sheer nostalgic charm of this beloved story, it’s guaranteed to take older generations on a glorious trip down memory lane.
Award-nominated Immersion Theatre has been performing for more than six years and was established by producers and Stage One alumni James Tobias and Rochelle Parry, both of whom are accomplished producers, directors and actors in their own right.
Mumsnet said: “An afternoon’s jollity and laughter. The performers kept up a brisk pace, successfully holding the attention of younger audience members. Lots of fun, a really entertaining outing for all the family.”
While LDNTheatreBloggers said: “Immersion Theatre brings musical theatre to the river bank with precision and flair with catchy, well-delivered numbers which had the children eager for more.”
Guests are advised to bring their own seating, warm clothes and a picnic. There will a be café open serving light refreshments, including ice cream and locally produced beer and cider.
The show takes place on August 14. Gates open from 5pm and the performance starts at 6pm. Full price tickets cost £12, under 16s cost £8.
To book, call 01635 279279 or visit westberkshireheritage.org.