Wind In Willows show for people with sight or hearing impairments

The Wind In The Willows
The Wind In The Willows

Performances of The Wind In The Willows, suitable for audience members with sight or hearing impairments, have been planned into the schedule of shows at the Royal & Derngate in Northampton.

This year’s big Christmas show on The Royal stage is Kenneth Grahame’s classic children’s story, which tells the tale of shy Mole, faithful Ratty and sensible old Badger, who struggle to keep their bombastic friend, Toad, on the straight and narrow.

The show, directed by Gary Sefton, will run until Sunday, January 5, with a captioned performance for those with hearing impairments, planned for Tuesday, December 17 at 7.15pm. A sign language interpreted performance will take place on Tuesday, January 2 at 2.15pm and, for blind and partially-sighted visitors, audio description will be available at 7.15pm on Wednesday, December 18 and at 2.15pm on Thursday, December 19. Tickets cost £10–£21.

An interactive adventure linked in with the show, for children aged under six, will also run until January 5 in the theatre’s Underground space. Tickets for Along The Riverbank cost £7.50.

To book or for more information about either show, call the box office on 01604 624811 or visit