Wind In The Willows – 2018
WIND IN THE WILLOWS
‘The Kenneth Grahame classic is perfect for a summer evening with its delightful tale of toad, ratty and mole set among the rose bushes of a magical English garden’ ★★★★ – The Londonist
‘This adaptation is delightful, I can’t recommend it enough!’ – kidsfunlondon.co.uk
Age Guide: 5+
MENSAH BEDIAKO – BADGER/MAGISTRATE
Mensah trained at the Poor School. Theatre credits include: Sir Rex Gunn in Arming The World (Teatro Vivo/Ice and Fire); Martin Luther King in The Mountaintop (FIO Theatre Company/Tour); Prez (P.G.Washington) in The View from Nowhere (Park Theatre); Martin Luther King Jr. in The Mountaintop (The Other Room Theatre at Porter’s & Tour); Bill Devaney in The Bodyguard (UK Tour); Pastor Hovis in The Realness (Hackney Downs Studios); Ensemble/Barman & Cover Lloyd in One Man Two Guvnors (National Theatre Productions/UK Tour); Winston in Fast Cuts and Snap Shots (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Ensemble/Standby Charlie Clench/Lloyd/Gareth in One Man Two Guvnors (National Theatre/The Theatre Royal Haymarket); u/s Hoke Coleburn in Driving Miss Daisy (UK Tour); u/s Albert/Kevin in Clybourne Park (Royal Court/Wyndhams Theatre); Mailman in The Water Engine (The Old Vic Tunnels); Ton Ton Julian in Once on this Island (UK tour); u/s Leplee, Doctor & Monsieur Vaimber in Piaf (Donmar Warehouse/Vaudeville Theatre); Preacher in The Harder They Come (Barbican Theatre); Ed Bishop in Floyd Collins (Southwark Playhouse); Showboat (Royal Albert Hall); Tobias and the Angel (Young Vic); African Snow (UK Tour); On the Twentieth Century (Union Theatre); The Realness (Only Connect Theatre); Lewis Mullins in 12:30am (Intermission Theatre); Prostate (Riverside Studios). Television credits include: Stephen Eli in Chasing Sahdows (ITV). Film credits include: Mr Mzuza; Popular Unrest; The Baseline; Wee King of Nowhere; The Real Kathy Hayden. Various Commercials, Workshops and Corporate Events.
PAUL CRITOPH – TOAD
Paul trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Theatre credits include: The Giant Jam Sandwich (New Perspectives), James and the Giant Peach World Tour (Sell a Door Theatre), Alice’s Adventures Underground (Les Enfants Terribles), The 39 Steps (Fiery Angel), Measure for Measure (Union Theatre), Toad Hall (The Scoop), Don Juan in Love (Steam Industry), Country Magic (Finborough Theatre), Caucasian Chalk Circle (The Scoop), Robinson Crusoe (Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal), War of the Roses (Dream Factory), The Jungle Book (Tobacco Factory), Richard II (Generator), not to mention nine assorted Greenwich Theatre pantos! TV and film work includes Knightfall (History Channel), Doctor Who (BBC), Phoneshop (Channel 4), Casualty (BBC), Kinky Boots (Disney), How to Be a Prince (BBC), The Bill (Thames TV), Great Escape: The Untold Story (Granada TV). Paul is also a member of The Natural Theatre Company and has confused and entertained an unexpecting public around the world. Paul can’t wait to get started on Wind in the Willows, especially as this is the first opportunity his niece and nephew will have to see what their crazy uncle does for a living!
REUBEN GREEPH – FERRET
Reuben recently graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Actor Musician course BA (Hons) 2017. Credits while training: Touchstone in As You Like It; Adam/Joseph in Tony Harrison’s The Nativity; General Congreve/French Officer in Oh! What A Lovely War; Pericles in Pericles Prince of Tyre; Clifford Bradshaw in Cabaret; Tevye in Fiddler On The Roof. Theatre includes: Daisy May is Breaking In (The Actors Centre); Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (Brookside Theatre); Pinot! The Musical (Southend Palace and New Wimbledon Theatre); The Monkees – Reloaded (Cruise/Corporate). Other credits include: Bass Player in FatBusters (ANO Productions, St Giles in the Fields,); Bass Player in It Tastes Like Home (Divergent Theatre Collective, The Bread and Roses Theatre); Composer for Great Expectations (Cheltenham Ladies College, Parabola Arts Centre) Bass Player in Personals The Musical (ANO Productions, Landor Theatre). Film: Tommy Steele in Crooked House (Brilliant Films/Fred Films). Pantomime: Noisy the Dwarf in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Qdos Entertainment, Darlington Hippodrome).
PIPPA LEWIS – STOAT/GAOLER’S DAUGHTER
Pippa hails from Wrexham in North Wales and graduated as an Actor Musician from Rose Bruford College in 2015. Since graduating she played Miranda in a UK touring production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Following that, she worked on a new musical production, based on the book The Box of Delights, in which she played the lead. Last summer she played Ross and a witch in Macbeth and Juliet in a Mods and Rockers version of Romeo and Juliet, both with Oddsocks theatre company which toured around the UK and Channel Islands. Pippa plays a number of musical instruments to a high standard. In her spare time she enjoys playing in a funk/soul band. She is delighted to be joining Sixteenfeet Productions this summer tour and is keeping her fingers crossed for a rain-free spell!
CONSEULA ROLLE – MOLE
Consuela Rolle is very excited to be making her London debut as Mole in the Wind in the Willows. She has just finished her training at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts on the BA Hons Musical Theatre course. Whilst attending, Consuela was awarded the Andrew Lloyd Webber award.
Credits include: Remember, Remember by Chris Czornyj, Director: Adam Lenson (Other Palace Theatre); Into the Woods director Adam Welsh, Jennifer Whyte (Bernie Grant Theatre); World of Musicals (German Tour). Soloist in Michael Ball and Alfie Bow Special (ITV).
JAMES THACKERAY – CHIEF WEASEL/SEAFARING RAT
James Thackeray is an Actor, Musician and Writer who trained at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. His previous credits include: Andy in Series 11 (Doctor Who) with Jodie Whittaker; Prince John in Blondel (Union Theatre); Edmund in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (Birmingham Rep); Mark in A Haunting (King’s Head Theatre); Boy in Compliance (Theatre 503); Bob Graham in A Matter of Life and Death (Workshop for Citizens Theatre & ATG); Samuel Heckler in The Lovely Bones (Workshop for Birmingham Rep).
GEORGE TURNER – RATTY
George trained at Drama Centre London. Recent credits include; Max in Time For Tea (Stockwell Playhouse) David Powell in Find Your Way Home (Etcetera Theatre) Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet, (Brighton Open Air Theatre) Eliert Loveborg in Hedda Gabler, (Gatehouse Theatre) Adam in Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, (Bridewell Theatre) Peter in After the Dance (Gatehouse Theatre) Lvov in Ivanov (Boris Schukin Theatre Institute, Moscow) Nills Krogstadd in A Dolls House (Drama Centre London) Bernie Dodd, A Country Girl, (Drama Centre London) Hamlet in Hamlet, (Drama Centre London). Jerry, The Betrayal, (Drama Centre London) Eustace, Winking In The Gardens At Sunset, (British Film Festival).
ANDREW S. WALSH – WRITER
Andrew S. Walsh is an award-winning writer/director with credits across film, television, theatre, radio, animation and videogames. A man of many job titles he has appeared as writer, director, speech designer, narrative designer, narrative producer, story consultant, script editor, motion capture director, camera director, voice director, story producer, storyliner, story editor and once mysteriously as ‘t – by’, something which he attributes to being a tea drinking Englishman.
To date he has worked on videogames such as Prince of Persia; Lego City: Undercover; Risen; Harry Potter, Fable Legends and Need for Speed. His film work includes the English version of Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva, while his time in television has embraced a wide-range of accents from Scottish (BBC’s Raven), Yorkshire (Emmerdale); Geordie (Byker Grove), Canadian (Risk) and some proper Londoners (Family Affairs).
His theatre work includes Jungle Book, Aladdin and Goldilocks and the Three Endings for Sixteenfeet as well as Five Bites Over Lunch for the Ben Kingsley Theatre; Summoning Cananaza (Chaincourt); Loom! The Musical (Styal Mill) and Faerie, Luv Story; Knocking on Heaven’s Door; Party Politics and The Morning After for Hell or High Water. He hopes to continue doing things like this because it means that every morning his office is wherever he dreams it to be.
JOHN WARD – DIRECTOR
John trained as a theatre director at Rose Bruford College, graduating in 2008, and has assisted and directed across the UK. He is Artistic Director of DumbWise, with whom he has adapted and directed the award winning Faust ( Greenwich Theatre and national tour), Twisted Christmas (Liverpool Playhouse), The Matchgirls Musical (Wilton’s Music Hall) Nicobobinus (National Tour) and most recently a modern epic adaptation of Electra with a punk-rock score (Bunker Theare, London). John is an Associate Director for Red Ladder and teaches on Mountviews’ Actor Musician course. Previous work for Sixteenfeet includes The Jungle Book, and Alice in Wonderland in 2017.
GUY HOLDEN – COMPOSER
Guy Holden is an alumni of The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and a BBC Carleton Hobbs award winner, he works in the music and theatre industries producing and composing music across diverse genres. As a professional musician he has toured internationally, played in the West End and on the London jazz circuit. His earlier work includes performing as a BBC Radio Rep member and various other theatre roles.
Guy is Sixteenfeet’s Music Supervisor and has written music for the company’s Summer productions. He also works as a teacher and mentor, and is an ardent advocate of the value of the arts in the creative and emotional development of young people.
NICKI MARTIN – HARPER – DESIGNER
Nicki’s previous design work includes The Jungle Book for Sixteenfeet Productions, as well as various fringe shows for acclaimed companies such as Lazarus Theatre Company and Em-Lou Productions. Nicki also works in Running Wardrobe for London Theatres. Most recently she transferred Yerma from the Young Vic to Park Avenue Armory in New York, and is currently working on Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre.
Nicki is delighted to be working with Sixteenfeet again! Her work can be seen at www.nmartinharper.wixsite.com/theatre
CAROLINE FUNNELL – PRODUCER
After leaving RADA Caroline spent several years as an actor before moving into production. She was resident casting director for the New Vic, Stoke and the English Theatre Frankfurt. She has worked extensively in theatre in the UK & internationally. She is an Associate of GEST, Gothenberg’s English Speaking Theatre.
Caroline is a member of the Casting Director’s Guild of Great Britain and Artistic Director of Sixteenfeet.
MAISIE NICHOLAS – STAGE MANAGER
SUMMER KEELING – ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER
Summer has immensely enjoyed working on Wind in the Willows and making her debut in promenade theatre. Recent credits include: Sex With Robots and Other Devices (King’s Head Theatre), Macbeth (Rose Playhouse) and A Peril of the Sea (The Bloomsbury). She graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2017.
Joe is an Actor and Writer who read English and Drama at University of Roehampton. Whilst at university he acted in a number of productions, and made his professional stage debut with Girl by Talent Match London as well as featuring in the short film London Tomorrow. Joe is currently in rehearsals for an upcoming UK Tour of Nazanin’s Story, which will also feature at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Joe also enjoys writing plays and poetry, as well as performing Stand-Up Comedy.
Gabby is a BA Film Studies Graduate from the University of Southampton. She has lived in Brixton her whole life and has been involved in many community arts events run at Brixton Library, The Baytree Centre and Brixton Community Base; working as workshop assistant for such projects as the Big Draw Intiative and Local Heroes Project. Gabby has a passion for working with children, helping them to explore their creativity and imagination in all art mediums, being that badge making or theatre. This is Gabby’s second season with Sixteenfeet Productions, she previously worked as Production Assistant for Alice in Wonderland in 2017 and is looking forward to being on the Wind in the Willows team.
Louise trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and is an Actor, Producer and Director. She currently freelances as a Production Tour Booker for ProTours Theatre and is a Production Assistant for Sixteenfeet Productions. Previously, she assisted the producers at Paines Plough. Her other experience includes directing Julius Caesar for the V&A Museum’s Theatre and Performance Festival. As an actor, Louise has performed on stage from a young age and is a member of The National Youth Theatre, amongst her credits include performing as Cressida in the short film Growing Pains, Mrs Cherry Owen in Under Milk Wood at The Oxford Playhouse and performing in a series of lecture-workshops for an audience at Oxford University, led by Gregory Doran from the Royal Shakespeare Company. Louise is passionate about tackling barriers to the acting industry, and whilst at Central undertook a research project whilst into barriers to the acting industry for those from low socio-economic backgrounds.
Recent graduate from the department of Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Warwick, Christophe has written, marketed and directed several plays at the University studio, but his main interest is writing and focusing on Theatre that tackles politics and lives of the working class. He has worked on several West End shows as a student, mostly with musicals, however he is looking forward to working with Sixteenfeet in order to broaden his knowledge and expertise.
Peckham Rye Park
Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July
Friday at 5.30pm
Saturday at 11.30am & 2.30pm
Sunday at 2.30pm & 5.30pm
The Walled Garden Brockwell Park
Wednesday 25th – Tuesday 31st July
11.30am & 2.30pm on weekdays
2.30pm & 5.30pm at weekends
Morden Hall Park
Friday 3rd – Monday6th August
11.30am & 2.30pm
Thursday 9th – Monday 13th August
11.30am & 2.30pm on weekdays*
2.30pm & 5.30pm at weekends
Osterley Park and House
Wednesday 15th – Sunday 19th August
11.30am & 2.30pm (no morning performance on 15th)
Chiswick House & Gardens
Tuesday 21st – Friday 24th August
11.30am & 2.30pm (no morning performance on 21st)
A limited number of day tickets available from half an hour before the performance.