The UK tour of In The Willows, the brand new musical retelling of The Wind In The Willows, from the award-winning Metta Theatre is coming to Malvern Theatres.

With spectacular street dance choreographed by the award-winning Rhimes Lecointe (associate choreographer for Zoo Nation, and artistic director of Boudicea), the production will also star deaf street dancer Chris Fonseca. In The Willows will incorporate British Sign Language (BSL) into the choreography for a unified experience for D/deaf and hearing audiences alike.

It's Mole’s first day in The Willows. Her classmates look a bit scary. Surely Mr Badger will look out for her, as streetwise Rattie, rich kid Toad and cheeky Otter teach her the ways of The Riverbank. But when Toad gets locked up for joyriding, the Weasel Clan break into his (lily)pad. It's now only a matter of time before Chief Weasel reveals Mole’s dark secret...

Featuring ballads, beats and backflips, this new musical promises fun for the whole family.

Olivier-award winner Clive Rowe MBE has had an illustrious career on stage and screen; best-known to family audiences for his role as Norman "Duke" Ellington in BBC Children's drama The Story of Tracy Beaker, and Seann Miley Moore stole the nation’s heart as a finalist on the UK’s X-Factor. Seann’s fearless sense of style and self-expression has inspired many. So much so that he found himself on the cover of the UK’s Gay Times and was chosen as a representative of Missguided’s International Fashion Campaign Keep Being You.

After suffering meningitis as a child, street dancer Chris Fonseca became deaf in both ears and dances with the use of a cochlear implant in one ear, and the sensation of musical vibrations through his body. In 2010, Chris joined the all deaf dance group, Def Motion. In 2014, he joined Studio 68 dance training academy as a teacher and choreographer.

In the Willows will be on stage at Malvern Theatres from Wednesday, April 24 to Saturday, April 27. To book call the box office on 01684 892277 or visit