The Wind in the Willows by Alan Bennett
Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th November in Wedmore Village Hall
A message from co-director of this production, Carrie Large:
I am writing this on the morning following the Wind in the Willows production party last Sunday. Wedmore Theatre traditionally throw this shindig to mark the half way stage in the rehearsal schedule – bringing all cast and back stage crew together to share food and drink and celebrate their achievements so far.
During yesterday’s rehearsal excitement coursed through the Village Hall as things really began to take shape on stage – the chorus were in fine voice as our musical director navigated through the score. Backstage, mice tails and bunny ears were fitted for size and the all-important Toad’s car was unveiled by its creator, props maker Philip Hamlin, to rapturous applause. The stage crew were also meeting to discuss a rather challenging set build, and we caught our first glimpse of the production poster which you will see going up around Wedmore in a week’s time.
I feel that we all had much to celebrate last night – we have achieved a great deal in just six weeks. My thanks to the incredible cast for their inspiration and commitment along with an incredible backstage team who’s collective experience and dogged determination has left them unphased by the many challenges posed by this most complicated and demanding of scripts. Here’s to the next six weeks of fun, tweaking and tightening of the production – I can’t wait to get stuck in!