“Hang spring cleaning!” cries Mole as he abandons this seasonal task for the call of the world above. And what a world he discovers! The River, The Wild Wood and The Wide World beyond. Mole will experience adventure like never before! Join him as he learns the joys and dangers of living outside of his hole and forges friendships with the logical Rat, formidable Badger, and who can forget the outrageous Toad of Toad Hall. Closely adapted from the original and best-selling children’s book by Kenneth Grahame and combined with traditional folk music this will delight children and adults alike. From the company that brought us the delightful Alice in Wonderland in 2018, join the festival for this free event in the Pleasure Ground of Petworth House - by kind permission of the National Trust. The entertainment starts at 1.45pm in the company of ‘Rustle’ - two fabulous stilt walking trees.
In collaboration with Petworth Festival and the production of The Wind and the Willows in the Pleasure Ground of Petworth House and Park, entry to the House and grounds is free on Sunday 21 July. Find out more about volunteering with the National Trust or hear about the benefits of becoming a member from the pop up National Trust stand. You can also take on our family outdoor summer trail and have your face painted, or pick up a rug and ice cream ready to relax and enjoy the performance.
The Wind in the Willows running time: 75mins (no interval)
FREE – no need to book, just come and join us. This performance is outside. Please bring picnic blankets and dress for the weather.
By kind permission of the National Trust
Generously sponsored by Lady Barbara Bossom, Arts Society South Downs, Arts Society West Sussex and Seaford College