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The Adventures of Mr. Toad

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

December 30, 31, 1997 – January 1 [+Mat], 2 & 3 [+Mat] 1998

The Adventures of Mr. Toad

by Kenneth Grahame

Directed by
Joan Bearman

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“Use your imagination”
– Director –


John Garland – Toad

Rebecca Faggetter – Mole

Peter Thompson – Rat

Ray Hopper – Badger

Mike Medway – Chief Weasel

Jane Richards – Rosie

Betty Dawes – Magistrate

Brian Moulton – Policeman

Sheila Wright – Auntie

Bob Ryder – Horse

Frances Moulton – Riverside Animal

Rosemary Bouchy – Riverside Animal

Sheila Wright – Riverside Animal

Jane Richards – Riverside Animal

Tom Cullen – Weasel Gang Member

Annette Flavin – Weasel Gang Member

Amy Goddard – Weasel Gang Member

Jennifer Kite – Weasel Gang Member

Lindsay Kite – Weasel Gang Member

Nicola Kite – Weasel Gang Member

Faye Lovegrove – Weasel Gang Member

Roger Tabrah – Weasel Gang Member

Annette Thompson – Weasel Gang Member

Emma Wakely – Weasel Gang Member


Production Crew

Musical DirectorKatalin Szeless

ChoreographerSheila Neesham

Stage ManagerDave Collis

LightingTrevor Langley

SoundFrances Thorne

Set ConstructionDave Collis

Set ConstructionJudith Berrill

Set ConstructionFrances Thorne

Set ConstructionSheila Neesham

Set ConstructionDave Comber

PropertiesMargaret Davy

PropertiesSue Whittaker

WardrobeMargaret Faggetter

WardrobeJudith Berrill

Make-up DesignBrian Moulton

ContinuityMargaret Ockenden

Box OfficeMargaret Murrell

Front of House ManagerPeter Harrison

Foyer DecorationsRosemary Biggs

PianoKatalin Szeless

BassBob Ryder

DrumsLes Ogden


Programme Note #1: The Adventures of Mr. Toad

JB wrote “This year we have chosen a Christmas show based on the children’s classic, Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows. We ask you to use your imagination and come and visit the animals who live on or near a riverbank somewhere in your dreams. This is a gentle tale of one in particular – the conceited, impulsive Mr. Toad whose faithful friends despair of reforming him but carry on trying. Then there are the other lot – ‘if you go down to the woods today’ – not teddy bears but weasels! Trouble! However, as in all good stories, the heroes are brave and the baddies are cowards and everything turns out for the best – or does it?”