- Friday 15 February - Sunday 3 March
- Tuesday - Friday 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 12.30pm and 6pm
- No performances 18, 25 - 27 February
- Cancelled if wet
- Botanic Gardens, behind the children's playground
- Please park at the Botanic Gardens car park entry off Armagh Street or Riccarton Avenue.
You all know it - it's one of the world's most beloved children's books - and you all know the manic, frustrating, but at the end of the day thoroughly loveable Toad of Toad Hall. Now, Wind in the Willows is making its home in the Botanic Gardens to help celebrate the Gardens' 150th Anniversary in high style.
Spend a sun-dappled afternoon or balmy evening reacquainting yourself with old friends as Ratty, Badger and Mole try to keep up with Toad's antics, all while keeping an eye out for naughty weasels and stoats. Full of raucous laughter, bittersweet emotion, warm camaraderie and plenty of "simply messing about in boats", it's a romp for all ages.
From a beautiful script by Alan Bennett, based on the evergreen classic by Kenneth Grahame, and starring Mark Hadlow - fresh from his success as Dori in The Hobbit - as Toad, this play produced by Rozena Hallum and Lin Clark will create golden memories for you and your family.
Pack a picnic, bring a rug and snuggle down for some instant nostalgia. The Botanic Gardens celebrates its 150th Anniversary this year and with its leafy beauty is the perfect venue for Wind in the Willows.
Look out for the slippery Toad at events and around the city and you could win some great prizes.
Find out how on the competition page.