The Wind in the Willows

“You’ll love this production no matter
what age you are!” THE HERALD

The Australian Shakespeare Company Present
Glenn Elston’s Production of

Adelaide Botanic Gardens
29 September to 14th of October

Directed by Otis Elston

“The performance is pure charm for
adults and children alike” THE AGE

Join Ratty, Mole, Badger, Otter, Portly and, of course, Mr Toad as they bring to life Kenneth Grahame’s immortal story of life on the riverbank.

This critically acclaimed outdoor theatre production delivers music, songs, and laughs. There is fun for young and old as the Head Chief Rabbit transforms the audience into rabbits with a waggle of the ears and a wiggle of the nose. The young ‘rabbits’ are encouraged to get involved in the action and are given every opportunity to scream out loud, sing along and become part of the adventure. With laughs and surprises for children and adults, this is interactive theatre at its best.

Celebrating 31 years in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and 16 years in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, The Wind in the Willows is Australia’s best-loved affordable family entertainment, so pack a picnic, pack the kids and join in the fun!

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The Wind in the Willows runs for approximately 1 hours and 30 minutes.


Ages 3 to 103

Directions to the performance site

2 weeks before the performance date, a map will be posted here and emailed out to all ticket holders with details on how to get to the performance site.

Buying Tickets Safely

The Wind in the Willows is ticketed by Ticketmaster, BASS and our website.

Do not book tickets via unauthorised sellers such as Viagogo, Gumtree etc as you may be refused entry at the venue.
Information on Live Performance Australia’s Safe Tix Policy can be accessed here.

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2017 Melbourne Cast


from Ticketmaster’s Artist Page

“Yes – best kids entertainment show EVER”

“Just as good as it was 30 years ago!”

“Great show, brilliant acting and the audience interaction was brilliant!”

“Set in the garden is a wonderful way of showcasing this story. Keeps the little ones interested and the cast was brilliant. Something for everyone. “

“Wonderful interactive play for all ages. Fabulous acting, costumes and sets with the backdrop of the beautiful Botanic Gardens.”

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