World Book Day gives these young readers something to sing about!

THERE’S no better day to celebrate World Book Day than sitting down to enjoy one of the classics of English literature.

And for these young readers, Kenneth Grahame’s legendary novel The Wind in the Willows is the perfect story time choice.

For Connor and Kassia Hibbert are joining the cast of Handsworth and Hallam Theatre Company’s musical production of The Wind in the Willows, which take the the stage at Sheffield’s Montgomery Theatre from June 19 to 22.

The much-loved riverbank favourite has been adapted for the stage by Oscar-winning Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, with songs by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, who worked on the hit West End and Broadway stage version of Mary Poppins.

The Handsworth and Hallam production of The Wind in the Willows is the South Yorkshire premiere of the acclaimed show.

And heading the cast as outrageous and accident prone car enthusiast Mr Toad is well known Sheffield actor Andrew Stansall.

“The Wind in the Willows is going to be the perfect family summer musical, one that we are sure everybody will enjoy,” said company spokesperson Laura Langley.

“It’s a classic comedy adventure story and now it has a fantastic score to make the madcap adventures of Mr Toad of Toad Hall, Ratty and Mole even more memorable.”

Tickets for the show, which is directed and choreographed by Claire Harriott with musical direction by Ray Gallagher, are already on sale. To book call 07586293546 or email: hhtctickets@live.co.uk

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