The Society of British Theatre Designers

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Elroy Ashmore

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows
  • Production: The Wind in the Willows
  • Company: Haymarket Theatre Company
  • Venue: Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke
  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Philip Goulding after Kenneth Graham
  • Directed by: John Adams
  • Choreography by : David Samuel
  • Composer : Trevor Allan Davies
  • Lighting Design by: Simon Hutchins
  • Sound Design by: John Greet
  • Costume Design by: Elroy Ashmore
  • Set designed by: Elroy Ashmore
  • Photography by: Elroy Ashmore
  • Design © Elroy Ashmore
  • Image © Elroy Ashmore
Toad has made the grounds of Toad Hall into a theme park where he tells young visitors of his adventures. Everything in his grounds are used to tell the story. A boating lake becomes the river, a toy train ride becomes the railway, his gates and railings - the prison, an ice cream hut - the court and so on. All the costumes were human but with animal characteristics.