Wind In The Willows

A Classic Musical
By Mark and Helen Johnson, Script by Sue Langwade
31 Reviews
Ages: 8-11
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Wind In The Willows™ is a brilliant musical based on the classic story by Kenneth Grahame. Follow the adventures and escapades of Ratty, Mole, Badger and the infamous Mr Toad in this delightful adaptation. Now available with Words on Screen™ v2.

An Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this musical. For more information, please see below.

Digital Backdrops
We have specially commissioned an artist to hand paint 11 stunning backdrops for you to use in your production of Wind in The Willows™. Each backdrop features a key moment in the story and is sure to make staging this wonderful musical just that little bit easier. View examples of the backdrops in the Product Images section.

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About Wind in the Willows

The lively and absorbing script by Sue Langwade allows for the inclusion of many minor characters as well as the traditional key players. 12 great new songs by Mark and Helen, with a Twenties flavour, bring this wonderful story to life.

Wind In The Willows™ is perfectly suited to the upper Primary age-range, lasting approximately 80 minutes with a single interval. There is plenty of scope for solos, part-singing, choreography and audience participation, the whole production being massive fun to learn and perform.


Now available with a Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM allowing you to display song lyrics on any whiteboard, computer screen, television or interactive touchscreen. The lyrics synchronize with the music as it plays making them easy to teach and easy to learn!

An Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this musical. 

 


Digital Backdrops
We have specially commissioned an artist to hand paint 11 stunning backdrops for you to use in your production of Wind in The Willows™. Each backdrop features a key moment in the story and is sure to make staging this wonderful musical just that little bit easier.

Each image is saved as a high resolution JPEG and can be projected onto a wall, projector screen or sheet using a standard projector connected to a computer. For ease of use, we have saved the images as a PowerPoint presentation. Each disk is made to order. View examples of the backdrops in the Product Images section above.

Backdrops include: Badger's House, Toad Hall Interior and Exterior, Moles House, River, Prison, Ratty's House and The Scary Woods.

Running Time:80 minutes approx
Solos/Parts:Songs with Part-Singing and Harmonies:
  • Bright Canary-Yellow Gypsy Caravan
  • Home Sweet Home
  • King Of The Road
  • We’re The Stoats
Songs with Solos:
  • Messing About In Boats
  • Bright Canary-Yellow Gypsy Caravan
  • It Takes All Sorts To Make A World
  • Home Sweet Home
  • King Of The Road
  • Twenty Years
  • Cheer Up Toad!
  • The Chase-Chase
  • He Can’t Be Stopped
Sample Script:View sample script
Cast List:View cast list
Extra Downloads:View synopsis
Words on Screen™:What is Words on Screen™ v2? - For more information click here.
Words on Screen™ System Requirements:Windows
  • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Inter® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP (32bit) or later, Windows® Server 2008 (32bit)
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or later, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0 or later or Opera 11
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB RAM recommended for notebooks); 128 MB graphics memory
MAC OS
  • Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later
  • Safari 5.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or later, Google Chrome, or Opera 11
  • 512 MB RAM; 128 MB graphics memory
My Words on Screen™ Online:

If you have purchased a Premium Pack online which includes Words on Screen™ v2, you will also immediately receive a Words on Screen™ v2 eSongbook in your
Out of the Ark online account. The eSongbook is where we bring together all of the digital resources available for your product. As well as being able to play the Words on Screen™ versions of your songs, you can also instantly access PDFs and MP3s for your product at no additional cost. Simply:

  • Log in to your online account and select My Words on Screen™ Online
  • Open the online streaming player
  • Click on All eSongbooks in the left hand menu and select your eSongbook

You will find the PDFs and MP3s under eSongbook Resources in the left hand menu of your eSongbook.


From there, you can choose to extract and save All Audio MP3s, All Lyrics PDFs and All Score PDFs. If you just want the MP3s, lyrics or music score for one song, then select the song in the library and use the buttons in the Song Extras area at the bottom of the screen.


You can access these files in the same way if you are using the S!ngchronize™ player that you have downloaded and installed from our website. Simply refresh your player and select your eSongbook. For a downloaded player, you will need to download the eSongbook to your player before you can extract and save the PDFs and MP3s. You will also need to have installed S!ngchronize™ player version 2.0 or above.


Streaming is free for the first 12 months; after that a current Annual Performance Licence or Annual Digital Site Licence will be required to be able to continue streaming. Customers will receive a renewal notice by email 28 days before the end of the 12 month free period.

ISBN:9781901980851 Book & CD / 9781906988951 Book & CD ROM

Licence Information

Words on Screen™ User Licences

Words on Screen™ CD ROMs are supplied with a single user licence which allows the Words on Screen™ CD ROM to be installed on ONE computer only.

To license the installation of the CD ROM onto network servers and/or two or more computers, please purchase an Annual Performance Licence which includes extended digital rights.


Annual Performance Licence Information

A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this musical to an audience (other than to pupils & staff).

  • You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a product pack).
  • The requirement for a licence is irrespective of whether admission charges are made.
  • An Annual Performance Licence covers any number of performances of a particular musical within 12 months of the date of ordering.
  • A new Annual Performance Licence would be required for any future performance(s) outside the date period printed on your current licence.

In addition, with so many of our musicals and nativities purchased in digital format, you need a legal way to install or distribute copies for use around the school. Your Annual Performance Licence will grant you permission to:

  1. Perform the work to an audience (other than pupils and staff in schools). A licence is required even if it is a 'free' performance and this is a worldwide copyright requirement.
  2. Install Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  3. Download Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  4. Continue to stream Words on Screen™ songs from your Out of the Ark Music online account on any device (beyond your free period) for the duration of the licence.
  5. Copy song files from an Audio CD onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  6. Copy MP3 audio files onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  7. Upload digital content to an intranet or learning platform.
  8. Permit usage of digital content at home for teachers for preparation purposes.

A separate Annual Performance Licence is required for each product title that you use in any of these ways. Please note that if you have purchased an Annual Digital Site Licence – Multi-Product, this will cover the digital usage permissions in points 2-8 above for these products but does not cover the performance rights in point 1 – an Annual Performance Licence will still be required.


How To Renew


You can renew your Annual Performance Licences by simply logging into your account if you have one and going to your My Licences page. Pick the relevant licence and click RENEW.

Listen to Songs

Friends Together (Intro)
Messing About In Boats
Bright Canary-Yellow Gypsy Caravan
It Takes All Sorts To Make A World
Home Sweet Home
King Of The Road
Twenty Years
Cheer Up Toad
The Chase-Chase
We're The Stoats
He Can't Be Stopped!
The Life Of Luxury
Friends Together (Finale)

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The following items are available for this product:

Teacher's Book

Teacher's Book

Teacher's Book with:

  • Synopsis
  • Cast list and casting tips
  • Staging
  • Suggested choreography and song performance tips
  • Suggested props
  • Music score and song lyrics for 12 songs (Piano music score, melody and chords)
  • Licence and copyright details
You will receive the script as a separate book with this title (see Separate Script)
Separate Script

Separate Script

  • Separate script in 2 acts
  • Licence and copyright details
Double Audio CD

Double Audio CD

  • Vocals sung by children (CD 1)
  • Overture (CD 1)
  • Professional backing tracks (CD 2)
  • Sound effects (CD 2)
  • Scene change music (CD 2)

CD 2 (Standard Packs only) also includes Enhanced CD features (for use in a computer) including:

  • Lyric sheets (OHP masters in PDF format)
  • Printable script
  • Cast checklist
  • Poster (to advertise the show)
  • Tickets
  • A Words on Screen™ version of The Chase-Chase
Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM

Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM

  • Words on Screen™ v2 versions of songs so that you can display song lyrics on any whiteboard, computer screen, television or interactive touchscreen. The lyrics synchronize with the music as it plays making them easy to teach and easy to learn
  • Extractable MP3s, printable lyrics, scores, scripts & additional resources
  • Stream or download your songs on the go
  • Flexibility to create an expandable library of Words on Screen™ v2 song collections, nativities and musicals in your Out of the Ark online account
  • Enhanced operation features including ‘double-click’ to hear and teach a single line
  • Link to Charleston videos
  • Words on Screen™ v2 user guide
  • Single-User licence allowing the Words on Screen™ CD ROM to be installed on ONE computer only (Please note a Performance Licence is still required to perform this musical)
  • Licence & copyright details
Words on Screen™ eSongbook

Words on Screen™ eSongbook

  • An online copy of your product to stream or download on-the-go
  • Flexibility to create an expandable library of Words on Screen™ v2 song collections, nativities and musicals in your Out of the Ark online account
  • All the features of your Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM
Annual Performance Licence

Annual Performance Licence

A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this musical to an audience (other than to pupils & staff).

  • You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a product pack).
  • The requirement for a licence is irrespective of whether admission charges are made.
  • An Annual Performance Licence covers any number of performances of a particular musical or nativity within 12 months of the date of ordering.
  • A new Annual Performance Licence would be required for any future performance(s) outside the date period printed on your current licence.

In addition, with so many of our musicals and nativities purchased in digital format, you need a legal way to install or distribute copies for use around the school. Your Annual Performance Licence will grant you permission to:

  1. Perform the work to an audience (other than pupils and staff in schools). A licence is required even if it is a 'free' performance and this is a worldwide copyright requirement.
  2. Install Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  3. Download Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  4. Continue to stream Words on Screen™ songs from your Out of the Ark Music online account on any device (beyond your free period) for the duration of the licence.
  5. Copy song files from an Audio CD onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  6. Copy MP3 audio files onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  7. Upload digital content to an intranet or learning platform.
  8. Permit usage of digital content at home for teachers for preparation purposes.

A separate Annual Performance Licence is required for each product title that you use in any of these ways. Please note that if you have purchased an Annual Digital Site Licence – Multi-Product, this will cover the digital usage permissions in points 2-8 above for these products but does not cover the performance rights in point 1 – an Annual Performance Licence will still be required.


How To Renew


You can renew your Annual Performance Licences by simply logging into your account if you have one and going to your My Licences page. Pick the relevant licence and click RENEW.


Visit our Licences page for further information.

Rehearsal CDs

Rehearsal CDs

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
  • Available in packs of 5, 10 or 20
Additional Scripts

Additional Scripts

  • Separate script in 2 acts
  • Licence and copyright details
  • Available in packs of 1, 3 or 5
Digital Backdrops

Digital Backdrops

  • 11 specially commissioned digital backdrops for you to use in your production of Wind in The Willows. Each backdrop features a key moment in the story and is sure to make staging this wonderful musical just that little bit easier.
  • Each image is saved as a high resolution JPEG and can be projected onto a wall, projector screen or sheet using a standard projector connected to a computer. For ease of use, we have also saved the images as an editable PowerPoint presentation.
  • Backdrops include: Badger’s House, Toad Hall Interior and Exterior, Moles House, River, Prison, Ratty’s House and The Scary Woods.
Subtotal:£0.00
Premium Packs With Words on Screen™ v2  

Book, Script, Double Audio CD, Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM & Annual Performance Licence²

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£70.45

Book, Script, Double Audio CD & Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM¹

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Also includes a Words on Screen™ v2 eSongbook to stream or download via your online account, from which you can instantly access Words on Screen™, PDFs & MP3s online.

£44.95
Standard Packs  

Book, Script, Double Audio CD & Annual Performance Licence

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£55.45

Book, Script & Double Audio CD

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£29.95
Licences  

Annual Performance Licence (price per annum)

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A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this musical to an audience (other than to pupils & staff) and/or to install Words on Screen™ on a server and/or 2+ computers. You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a Premium or Standard Pack).

£30.00 pa
Additional Resources  

Additional Script (Single)

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£4.50

Additional Scripts (Pack of 3)

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£10.50

Additional Scripts (Pack of 5)

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£13.00

Pack of 5 Rehearsal CDs

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£15.00

Pack of 10 Rehearsal CDs

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£25.20

Pack of 20 Rehearsal CDs

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£43.20

Digital Backdrops

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£24.00
Subtotal:£0.00

Fabulous

By Mrs James

Quite simply a fantastic play. Lots of parts, both major and minor, catchy songs and a really amusing script. My Y5/6 class absolutely loved it.


i am doing the show

By sarah

i am doing the show and it is a great play to do


Emma riley

By Em's

It was the best show I have ever been in lots of fun I was the train drive and had a solo so happy I did this play in 2008 and I a still rember it because amazing and all my friends did well and the main parts where really and funny and fun It was great to be a part of the cast euxton primrose hill Emma Riley


Excellent

By Lucky Ratty

I belong to a very modern school. This play was brilliant to take part in and I am so glad I got the part of Ratty! Before this play I had never sung in front of anyone- my mum had heard me once and said I had a great voice. But I hated singing. Ten when we started to rehearse the songs in school I warmed up to singing and it's alright now!


Wonderful Production

By Barnham Primary School

Over 90 children from Year 3 and 4 took part in our production of Wind in the Willows. The drama and music were exciting and interesting and meant that the children became fully immersed in the story and music. We are really proud of what we achieved and had enormous fun. We would recommend the musical to you without hesitation.


brilliant experience!

By Ratty

I loved the whole play from being chosen for(in my opinion) the best and most fun part of the play, RATTY to performing to hunting through my dressing up draw to hunt down a pair of ears! It as great fun to be one of the 4 leads because i got to say lots and really be recognised by the whole crowd! I did this in y6 as my end of year performance.


Best of the best

By RATTY

This play is funny and a classic at the same time . All the characters are amazing and the costume tips are very useful. The songs are very fun to sing and some make you want to dance. I guarantee you will enjoy this play from the very first page. But BEWARE it is really hard to let go of wind in the willows (i am a child writing this and everyone in my class enjoyed this play) .


THE BEST

By chickenpie

the y 6 did it for their leavers asemmbly the absulute best wish my class were doing it but weve already done ours for this year


great play, excellent, catchy music!

By JayWit

I just produced this play at our school - we sold out 5 performances. Its a fresh play with excellent music - we did it with a cast of 102 children aged 8 to 12. They all loved it and are so sad that its all over! Songs like "life of luxury", "We are the Stoats" and "20 Years" are awesome! Well done to the writers.


great

By clerk

i got the part of the clerk which is funny cos my last names clark!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we r doin an end of year 6 production and it is next week! it is my first singing solo so i am scared!!!!!!!!


it was cool

By lol

i soooo want to do it again i was toad and i loved every thing about it


absolutely amazing!

By spanieal

i was a duck i loved it great shown


I LOVED THIS PLAY

By Toad

In year 6, we did this production and I was Mr. Toad. At first my friends were mad at me because they also wanted to get my part. But then they got over it and we became friends again. They supported me and I got the hang out of the character. I really thank all my old friends and teachers for making my last year at primary school unforgetable. Thank you Ms. Haydock, Mrs. Newton and Ms. Murray! If you read this, I hope you remember me and recognise who this is! :D


We did a play on it

By Franxzxz134

I got the part of toad for the end of year six production. I had fun and enjoyed performing in front of the people for 3 days.


Amazing Show!

By DanceTime@natalierendall.plus.com

We're a village am dram group and I run the Junior Section (5-15 years) - we performed 'Windy' to two packed houses this weekend to great applause and our enjoyment. Beautifully scripted with easily learnt and remembered songs plus exquisite digital backdrops. A fantastic complete resource which made producing the show (almost) stress free! Can't wait to try Alice!


GREAT PLAY!!!

By Chairman

I am doing my yr 6 production in school and the Wind in the Willows is so amazing! I got my top fifth part, the Chairman of the Bench of Magistrates and I'm really happy about it! I even managed to buy a judge's wig! Most of my friends at school really like this play too and I am looking forward to seeing my costume put together, the dress rehersal ( most of the school will probably laugh at my wig! ) and the final preformance. n nI would recommend this play with it's fabiolous songs including my favourites; "We're Stoats" and "Twenty Years" (the latter is good and I'm in it! ). Unfourtunatly we're not doing "Home Sweet Home" and "He Can't be Stopped".....


Cool

By D.F

the songs are so cool


cool

By a. n

that was the best play i have ever donen


absolutely fantastic - children thoroughly enjoyed it

By hrd

I did this production with my class 3rd and4th and with help from 2nd and with 3 pupils from 5th(we're an Irish school)It was very hard work for me, but the enjoyment the pupils got from performing it for their parents was well worth it. The parents enjoyed it too and really enjoyed joining in with the "Chase Chase" song. Maybe I'll try another next year. We made all our own sets too so that helped with Visual Arts curriculum.


fabby

By jazzy

i thought the wind in the willows is a great play ni was a hedgehog and a delivery man lolnit was great fun and a great success


Excellent

By CHLOE

Wind in the willows is an amazing play. I was Mr. Toad and I really enjoyed the singing the acting the dancing. I would like to thank Mark and Helen Jonhson and Sue Landwade for making such a wonderful musical.


I want to do it again

By Sophie

I was the river people with someone in year 3 and my absoloute best song was twenty yearsnnnnnnit was great i have to do it again


A brilliant show with catchy toe-tapping music that stays with you!

By George Romney

We have just finished our last performance of The Wind in the Willows. The children loved the songs and we were able to use the production to show off the many talents that our children have. Our parents thoroughly enjoyed it and the comments were very positive afterwards, with a lot of smiling faces as people left the hall. Longer than our usual productions but no-one really seemed to notice. The Infant school came to watch and sat motionless throughout, spellbound - praise indeed!


Excellent

By Boo

i love this play it is one of the best plays ive seen


amazing

By nick halshaw

hi this is a great musical / play nnthanks alot


Cool

By Michelle

We are currently doing this show and the cast, teachers and choir are amazing.nI am Train Driver 1 and have to do a solo and I am SO NERVOUS


Superb

By Jadey

Amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!nLove it my favourite book


An outstanding musical and some very proud children & staff!!

By KK

We have just finished our performances of this superb script & what a result!!! The children loved every minute of this wonderful musical & gave a performance to be proud of. The rave reviews are still coming in & it's the hot topic in the playground!!!!


A wonderful musical

By Jennie Adams Manorcroft Primary School

Fantastic! Energetic! Fun! nnThe year 6 children loved being given the chance to sing solo and all 60 children managed a speaking part. The boys dancing the can can in army gear with bright boxer shorts over the top and feather boas will remain in my memory for many years to come.nnAll the children in the school loved this musical. Even our reception children knew the chorus to Twenty Years. Thank you for such a great musical. nnIt has even overtaken The Piper as my long standing favourite. nnI am not sure how we can follow it next year.


Just learning the songs was a great experience for our children

By Christine Rickson

Over several years I have enjoyed teaching your songs to children in Broadhembury School. The highlight in the Summer term just ended was undoubtedly Wind in the Willows songs. Rarely have children enjoyed singing new songs as much as the songs from this new musical. On the school bus, waiting for lunch, at home until I think their parents knew the songs too! Not bad for a class of 21 chldren aged from 7-11years old.nnThe backing CDs with and without vocals were so good to work from and the extras you provided would, I feel sure, have been a real bonus for schools who were going for a full scale production. nnJust learning the songs was a great experience for our children and a lovely way for me to finish my final term before retirement. Of all the songs, the one my colleagues seemed to be most impressed by was The Yellow Gypsy Caravan, with its beautifully balanced part singing.nnThank you all so much. I have passed your catalogue on to my successor!nn


Excellent play

By Hazelbury Bryan Primary

As a small village school we felt that this play would be a real challenge but it was a roaring success. The songs are very catchy and all the resources are included!! A bonus for a school with no real musicians. The parents and children are still buzzing from their performances. It needs a bit of careful stage menagement but we have all enjoyed the end result...Benny Hill theme to accompany the final fight scene was our little innovation!!


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