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Sincerely Mr Toad Review

Sincerely, Mr Toad

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Reviewed by Nicole Warren

Sincerely, Mr Toad tells the tale of how Wind in the Willows was created and formed. The story centres around Kenneth Grahame – author of the loved “Wind in the Willows” children’s books. This show, however, is definitely not for children as you gain an insight into the increasing madness of Mr Grahame’s mind and also the tragic suicide of his son Alastair.

Keith Jack, who plays Alastair, is convincing when playing a man under immense pressure. It is Adam Venus who steals the show with his exciting portrayal of Kenneth Grahame.

Some small sound errors with this show, and parts feel slightly rushed. I would think in the full stage show version this would not be a problem. The group numbers were wonderful with very satisfying harmonies, precise choreography and the remaining cast sang with conviction and passion. These numbers were very enjoyable and I can see how this would translate to a full production very successfully.

Rating: 4/5

Sincerely, Mr Toad is running at The Pleasance Dome at the Edinburgh Fringe until 26th of August. For more details or to book tickets click here

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