London Palladium
Argyll Street
London, W1F 7TF
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Opened: 17 Jun 2017
Booking from: 08 Sep 2017
Booking until: 02 Sep 2017
Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes
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  • Charmainf 5ft 4" female 121 reviews 8 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Wind in the Willows, 22nd July 2017
    I loved this production of Wind in the Willows. I hadn't read any reviews before I went. I thought it was fantastic. The set and costume design of all the animals and their homes are amazing. I smiled and laughed throughout. The children sitting around me were loving it. I was in complete awe (and I have seen a lot of shows). It was really magical with the use of the lights and colours. The whole cast was superb, a really strong cast. Sometimes when 'celebrities' are in a cast it's difficult to see past their celebrity status but all of these were so believable as the characters I forgot who they were which was wonderful. The high energy from all the cast and dancers was amazing. The ensemble of animals had brilliant facial expressions, they are so talented. Lastly and certainly not least was the music, which was absolutely superb, I loved it and bought the CD which I rarely do. I highly recommend this show.
    Sat in Stalls A18
    The Palladium staff were very friendly and helpful and I sat in the front row which was comfortable and had decent leg room. However, I couldn't always see the footwork but it really didn't take away my enjoyment of the production.
    A18 Stalls - London Palladium - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls A18
  • tb 1 review 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Wind in the Willows, 15th August 2017
    I thoroughly enjoyed The Wind in the Willows. I don't think I've ever read the book or seen the film but the show was AMAZING! Much better than I expected. The whole cast was great, the singing, dancing, comedy, everything was so fantastic that I'm going to see it again. I was even happily singing some of the songs on the way home! I highly recommend that people go and see it. I think it's good for pretty much everyone, families, couples, if you want to go on your own. I'd only say the story line might be a bit difficult to follow for young children maybe about 6/7 years old and under.
    Sat in Stalls D28
    Seats: Stalls D27 and D28. The view of the stage was excellent. I could see everything. We originally had Royal Circle L27 and L28 seats but they upgraded us to better seats at Stalls D27 and D28. Thank you for that London Palladium!!!! I may have had to turn my head a few times to see past other peoples heads in front of me. Seats were comfortable. Leg room was fine, only downside is you'd need to stand up if someone were to go past you. Overall, I highly recommend these seats. The characters came up and down the aisles. We were so close to them and I could see the 'doorways' to where the cast and the props went backstage.
    D28 Stalls - London Palladium - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls D28
  • shaun 5"10 male 45 reviews 2 helpful votes
    80% total rating The Wind in the Willows, 21st June 2017
    The Wind in the Willows is a delightful musical, perfect for families. The production design is beautiful and the animal characters are brilliantly brought to life, with Kenneth Grahame’s world fitting naturally on stage without it feeling too pantomimey. There’s some good laughs throughout, both for the adults and the children, and the actors all feel natural in their roles. The songs are all very enjoyable too and the whole production manages to balance warm and nostalgic storytelling with modern vibrancy. If there’s one criticism, it would be that nothing feels particularly original or as special as some of the other big family shows in the West End. The music, although good, all feels rather derivative, while nothing is really added to the strength of the original tale. Overall though, highly recommended.
    Fantastic seat with a clear view of the whole stage. Even though you are in the Circle, it is still quite low and doesn’t feel distant to the stage at all. The section has a good rake, making it easy to see above audience members’ heads in front. Legroom is okay, but not amazing. Overall though, highly recommended.
    G26 Royal Circle - London Palladium - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Royal Circle G26
  • musicalseats 162 cm female 135 reviews 28 helpful votes
    80% total rating The Wind in the Willows, 4th July 2017
    I enjoyed this show so much! I was a bit worried when entering the theatre due to some reviews, but I thought it was a fun, kindhearted family show that actually holds enough funny moments for adults to enjoy it as well. The ensemble was insanely talented singing complex harmonies and giving an amazing energy and choreography on stage. Music is a bit over-composed at times maybe, but it had a few very catchy tunes.
    Sat in Stalls T41
    The seat is comfortable but slightly limited in legroom. I had a good overview but for me personally it felt to distant from the stage, as well as having to deal with heads in front of me, slightly obstructing the view, this seat deserves 3* from me. (Please note I am only 5'3 so taller person might not have this problem) No interruption from the overhang of the dress circle experienced.
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    View from Stalls T41
The seats at the London Palladium are generally of a fairly high standard throughout, with the Royal Circle generally offering the very best views. The stage at the Palladium is quite high, meaning the fronts of the stalls can leaving you craning your neck, so should generally be avoided by younger children, while the overhang from the Circle begins about half way back in the Stalls, often leaving these to be similarly discounted.

The Upper Circle can feel quite distant, and seats to the end of rows can be very side on due to its curve, while a safety bar can get in the way of the first two rows.
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After an extraordinarily popular UK tour, Julian Fellowes’ thrilling new musical The Wind In The Willows brings back Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale to the West End.

This new version of the brilliantly unforgettable story is written by the acclaimed dramatist Julian Fellowes and features music and lyrics by his long-time collaborators, the multi-award winning George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.

Julian Fellowes is an actor, novelist, director, screenwriter and playwright who has produced some of the greatest British drama of the 21st century, including the Academy Award-winning 2002 film Gosford Park as well as the internationally renowned ITV period drama Downton Abbey and the Broadway smash hit School of Rock: The Musical.

This is not Fellowes’ first collaboration with George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, having previously made the massively popular new versions of Mary Poppins and Half a Sixpence, both of which enjoyed extensive regional tours and West End runs. The pair have won countless awards, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical, as well as three of the prestigious prizes at the Musical of the Year Awards.

The Wind in the Willows tells the action packed and heart-warming tale of the thrill-seeking Mr Toad, who despite his pomp and arrogance, is still rather lovable. When his antics land him in jail, much to the despair of his friends, Rat, Mole and Badger, he must rely on friendship to escape and claim back his spectacular family home Toad Hall, which has been taken over by the Chief Weasel and his vicious pack of Wild Wooders.

This new musical brings the timeless tale back to life once more in a fresh and innovative way. After being first published by Kenneth Grahame in 1908, The Wind in the Willows soon became one of the most beloved children’s books of all time, with its beautiful blend of action and heart-warming emotion. It has been adapted numerous times for stage, television, radio and film.

The Wind in the Willows stars Rufus Hound as Mr Toad. Hound is best known for his lead role in One Man, Two Guv’nors which was much loved by both critics and audiences alike, as well as recent performances in Don Quixote and The War of the Roses.

He is joined by Fra Fee (As You Like It, The Fix) as Mole, Thomas Howes (The Lighthouse, The Mousetrap) and David Birrell (Miss Atomic Bomb, The War Has Not Yet Started) as Badger.

The Wind in the Willows is the perfect summer treat for all the family with performances set to continue until 9th September 2017.
The Wind in the Willows is perfect for all the family with a brilliant blend of action, hilarity and brilliant music bound to entertain parents and children alike. With the same writers and composers as both Mary Poppins and Half a Sixpence behind this show, you can expect the very highest quality.

Age Recommendations: Age guidance: 6+