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At the height of an English summer, wet-behind-the-ears Mole meets Rat, Badger, and the irrepressible Toad and is thrust into a thrilling new world. But as winter draws closer, Toad's adventures take them far from the safety of the Riverbank and deep into the uncertainties of the Wild Wood, and hidden in the shadows of the lengthening nights lurk other creatures. And they have an old score to settle…

In the unknown depths of The ...Vault, Southwark Playhouse, you'll be thrust into a dark, dangerous but impossibly exciting world, and into the heart of an adventure. More than an audience, you'll become part of the Wild Wood itself as you join our heroes for car crashes, prison breaks, a testing of friendships and a battle of honour - with menacing Weasels hiding round every corner, ready to pounce. And in this mysterious place where deception is king, a different type of Toad will emerge - one who can't buy his way out of danger, and can only rely on two things; his unique imagination, and his friends.

Following their acclaimed production of Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World by Louis de Bernières, Bad Physics turn their "near-unique performance style" to an adventurous reinvention of this well-loved story. With a unique immersive aesthetic by Linbury prize-winning designer James Cotterill, where Rabbits ears are made from old slippers and Toad's car is a souped-up shopping trolley, make-do-and-mend and boundless imagination meet to create a fantastical Toad for our times. Fuelled by adventure, courage and danger; it's The Wind in the Willows for the Doctor Who generation.

The Press on Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World

**** '[an] extraordinarily sensual production… indubitably marks Bad Physics as a company to keep your eyes peeled for' Time Out Critic's Choice

***** "soulful, energetic and alive…the very essence of what fringe theatre ought to be" (Fringe Review at Brighton Fringe)

***** "genius…[Bad Physics'] near-unique performance style..the voice work is superb throughout" (FringeGuru Editors' Choice Award at Brighton Fringe)

TOAD
Adapted from The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.
Directed by Dan Bird
Designed by James Cotterill
Lighting Design by Alex Stone
Sound Design by Tom Gibbons

Cast:
Mark Conway
James French
Avita Jay
Jonny McPherson
Ben Neale
Dan Starkey
Steff White

Venue
The Vault, Southwark Playhouse
Shipwright Yard
Corner of Bermondsey St. and Tooley St.
London SE1 2TF

Nearest Tube: London Bridge

Performances
5 July - 30 July 2011
Running time: 75 minutes
Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Saturday matinees (9, 16, 23, 30 July) at 3.00pm
Wednesday matinees (13, 20, 27 July) at 1.30pm (Schools only)
Thursday matinees (14, 21, 28 July) at 1.30pm (Schools only)
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James French
Badger
Avita Jay
Ferret
Ben Neale
Weasel (Cast member)

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