Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association presents The Wind In The Willows at the Charles Cryer Theatre this autumn

By - Tuesday 7th October, 2014

The Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association (CODA) is proud to present a new production of Kenneth Grahame’s beloved family story, The Wind in the Willows, at the Charles Cryer Studio Theatre in Carshalton for the autumn half term. 

Sarah Block plays Mr Toad in CODA’s half term production of The Wind In The Willows. Photo by CODA, used with permission.

Release begins: The inimitable Mr Toad’s craze for caravanning and infatuation with motoring get him into a heap of trouble – not to mention imprisoned and imperilled.  But when Toad Hall is under threat from the weasels, only Mr Toad’s ingenuity, and the loyalty of his friends Badger, Mole and Rat, can save the day…

Alan Bennett’s charming and witty adaptation is staged with imagination, humour and heart, and is the ideal half-term treat for anyone for whom messing about on a river or a cry of “poop poop” appeals.

The Wind in the Willows stars Sarah Block as Toad, Michael Greenwood as Mole, Tony Bannister as Rat and Tony Gingell as Badger, with a full supporting cast.  The production is directed by Peter Bramwell, assisted by Kay Walker.

CODA was founded in 1943, and is Croydon’s leading community theatre company, performing both musicals and plays, to a highly professional standard.  In the last few years, CODA have performed acclaimed versions of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Graduate, Abigail’s Party, Fame the Musical, West Side Story and Side by Side by Sondheim, alongside concerts and Old Time Music Halls.  Most recently, CODA produced a sell-out production of The Railway Children at the Charles Cryer in October 2013, and a highly successful production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Croydon’s Wandle Park this summer.

The Wind in the Willows runs from Wednesday  29 October to Saturday 1 November at the Charles Cryer Studio Theatre, High Street, Carshalton, SM5 3BB, with evening performances at 7:45pm and matinees on Thursday 30 October and Saturday 1 November at 2:30pm.  Tickets cost £13 for adults, £11 for children and £12 for all other concessions (inclusive of a £1 booking fee on all tickets) and may be booked at, or by calling 0208 770 6990.

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Release provider: Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association 



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