Stagecraft Theatre, established in the year 2003 by the award winning actor-writer-director-producer Vikash Khurana, now brings the 1908 timeless classic of children’s literature to the stage, in its production of ‘The Wind in the Willows’, which ranks as one of the10 greatest children’s classics of all time. The play closely mirrors Kenneth Grahame’s most famous book, as it portrays the adventures of its five beloved animal characters – Rat, Mole, Toad, Otter and Badger. Interweaving dialogue, mime and music with Kenneth Grahame’s narrative, the play attempts to recreate this delightfully charming story for today’s audiences.
With the arrival of spring, the good-natured Mole flees his underground home and meets Ratty, a water rat who invites him to live with him in his home on the river bank. Mole becomes friends with Ratty, Otter, Badger and Toad. When the rich, jovial and somewhat conceited Toad wreaks havoc with his latest motor-car fad, the animals decide to teach him a lesson. Eventually, Toad’s home is taken over by weasels, stoats and ferrets from the Wild Wood and the five friends team up to drive away the intruders and reclaim Toad Hall.
Noted for its blend of morality, adventure and camaraderie, the story is as relatable today as it has ever been. The play offers a welcome respite from super-fast, hyper-connected, uber-technological city life and harks back to a time of leisure, wonder and wanderlust in simple pleasures and pastoral joie de vivre. Come absorb “the sparkle, the ripple, the scents and the sounds and the sunlight”.
‘The Wind in the Willows’ which is Stagecraft Theatre’s 55th production to date, is directed by Vikash Khurana, and has been selected for the NCPA Summer Fiesta and the Prithvi Summertime Festival to be held in Mumbai in May and June respectively.
Before their shows in Mumbai, Stagecraft Theatre will be presenting ‘The Wind in the Willows’ on Saturday, 17th& Sunday, 18th May 2014, at 7 pm sharp, at the Chitnavis Centre, Next to Hislop College, Civil Lines, Nagpur.
Parents will love sharing this wonderful children’s classic with their children. Full of the most wondrous language and humour, enjoyable sequences and dances, the play is suitable for all ages but mainly for the young at heart!
The cast of the ‘The Wind in the Willows’ includes OnkarGhare, AmolWakhare, AnamikaSawarkar, SonalTrivedi, Pramod Naidu and VikashKhurana. The play has been adapted for the stage by AnkitaAthawale, the Music has been composed and arranged by AnuragKulkarni, while the vocals are by AnamikaSawarkar, SonalTrivediand AnuragKulkarni. Other credits include: Choreography – SonalTrivedi, Light Design – AnuragKulkarni, Sound Design – PriyadrashBhabda, Creatives – Farah Amroliwalla, VarunVij and LalitVikamshi. The Production Crew comprises of Parizad Major, RachitKhetan and Aryan Acharya, while the Technical support has been given by SandeepBaraskar, Vishal Yadav and Sa Digital.
The tickets have been priced at Rs.200 only and are available at all Tauby’s outlets: Sadar, Ramdaspeth, Law College Sq., Ram Nagar Sq., Traffic Park, Hingna T-Point, Futala Lake, Wardhaman Nagar Sq., Empress Mall & at the venue from 11am on 17th.For enquiries and bookings, please contact the following numbers: 9823202900, 9823370365, 9960640480 and 9890207008.