Back by popular demand, Tim Bray Productions’ children’s theatre show, The Wind In The Willows, takes place around, in and on Takapuna’s Lake Pupuke during April 2012.

The Wind In The Willows opened on Wednesday 28 March and runs until Saturday 21 April.

This enchanting production, adapted from Kenneth Grahame’s classic children’s tale, takes place in the natural surroundings around The PumpHouse, Takapuna and the audience follows the adventures of Toad, Mole, Ratty, Otter and Badger as they move around the locations of Killarney Park and Lake Pupuke.

“We first did this outdoor production of The Wind in the Willows in September 2005 and again in January 2008 and we’ve been asked numerous times to bring it back,” producer Tim Bray says.

“The location is fantastic and really brings the story to life with plenty of surprises.”

During the play the children interact with the story’s characters as they try to find the perfect spot for a picnic, laugh at Toad’s obsession with the motorcar, and then help them rid Toad Hall of the nasty Weasels.

The play features the return of Madeleine Lynch as Ratty – a role she played in the 2005 and 2008 productions; and Margaret Bremner as Mole and Sam Berkley as Otter (both in 2008). Tom Wardle plays Toad.

The Wind In The Willows is the first in a series of professional children’s theatre productions presented by Tim Bray Productions in 2012 and is on at The PumpHouse outdoor amphitheatre, Killarney Park, Takapuna, Auckland from 28 March to 21 April at 10.30am and 1pm with a Gala Opening on Saturday 31 March at 5.00pm. No shows on Sundays or over Easter break.

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  • Mole: Margaret Bremner
  • Ratty: Madeleine Lynch
  • Toad: Tom Wardle
  • Badger: Matt Halliday
  • Policeman: Sam Berkley
  • Otter: Sam Berkley
  • Weasels: Sam Berkley, Tom Dye, Joel Stanners
Photographer: David Rowland/
Tim Bray Productions is administered by The Operating Theatre Trust, a registered charitable trust.