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The Wind in the Willows

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

The Wind in the Willows

adapted by Todd Espeland from Kenneth Grahame

A lively and theatrical adaptation of a wonderful classic.

 About 70 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 19
3W | 16 Any Gender


Simple set


 61 pages

Comedy Classical Adaptation

This is a lively and theatrical adaptation of a wonderful classic. Mole just wants to make friends, Rat just wants to hang by the river, and Toad just wants everything to go zooooooooom. None of that prepares our friends for the fight to save Toad Hall from Fox and his wicked weasels.

Join them in this in this character-driven thrilling adventure through the Wild Wood and out into the Wide World!

Gender flexible. Easy to stage. Excellent ensemble and tech student opportunities.

Free Classroom Study Guide

19 Characters
3W, 16 Any Gender
TOAD [A] 138 lines
Loud, obnoxious and full of self-importance. Will lie and put on a ‘show’ if it means Toad doesn’t have to do any work.
FOX [A] 64 lines
Can be sly and sneaky or tough as nails. Suckers their victims in by acting nice.
MOLE [A] 125 lines
Innocent and eager. Is amazed by the big wonderful world.
WEASELS [A] 5 lines
All the Weasels kiss up to Fox and are extra mean to their victims. They can put on an act to sucker their victims.
RAT [A] 119 lines
Down to earth, grounded, sensible. Looks out for Mole like a parent.
OTTER [A] 15 lines
Overly friendly and eager. Speaks their mind.
BADGER [A] 34 lines
Bold, commanding and imposing. Of the four friends Badger is the real leader.
HORSE [A] 22 lines
Stubborn and hard to convince.
RABBIT [A] 3 lines
Excited and scared
HEDGEHOG 1 [A] 1 line
Innocent and loves to tease Hedgehog 2
HEDGEHOG 2 [A] 16 lines
Innocent and hates being teased by Hedgehog 1
JUDGE [A] 10 lines
Stuffy and stern
POLICE [A] 19 lines
LAW CLERK [A] 6 lines
A bold by-the-book lawyer.
JAILER [A] 4 lines
Hates Toad.
JAILER’S DAUGHTER [W] 24 lines
Tries to be sweet to Toad but eventually loses patience and is prone to yell at him.
WASHER WOMAN [W] 7 lines
Bold and brash and hates Toad
TRAIN CLERK [A] 4 lines
Bored by their job. Customers are a problem for the Clerk.
TRAIN CONDUCTOR [A] 14 lines
Kind and clever. Always wants to help.
BARGE WOMAN [W] 10 lines
Smart and doesn’t fall for Toad’s lies.

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