Monday, March 20, 2023

Revisit the Tales from the Riverbank

FROM pre-school to pensioners – the Thameside has just the thing to pass away a spring afternoon later this month.

If you are feeling ratty or the weather is making you want to hibernate, pop along to the Thameside Theatre in Orsett Road, Grays, from 2.30pm on Saturday, 20 April for a show that will wake you up and fill you with fun.

Kenneth Grahame’s tales of the River Bank, the Open Road and the Wild Wood are all on show in the theatre’s vibrant musical production.

It follows the lives of the loyal friends, Mole, Ratty and Badger in their attempts to help the exuberant Mr Toad become a better creature.

Only when Toad is threatened with the loss of Toad Hall does he realise the importance of their friendship. With the opportunity for some children to take part in the action and the whole audience in the chorus songs this is family theatre at its very best.

The show opens with a “rehearsal” – a light-hearted half-hour rehearsal in which the audience is taught the choruses of four songs and ten children are chosen and rehearsed into small parts in the play.

During a break those taking part are costumed and the one-hour show runs seamlessly with everyone taking part. Wind in the Willows is on Saturday, 20 April at 2.30pm for everyone over four years old.

The price is £7 each or £6 if four or more tickets are ordered. Tickets are available from the Thameside box office on 0845 3005264.


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