Toad of Toad Hall on stage

Ratty, Mole, Badger, and that
bombastic Toad – of whom all three are so fond – will be treading the boards at
Prospect Playhouse in the venue’s forthcoming production of Toad of Toad Hall.
The play, adapted from the children’s classic Wind in the Willows by Kenneth
Grahame, begins a 10-performance run from 18-26 September and will include
matinee performances on consecutive Sundays.

The play, brought to the stage
after a 30-year hiatus, is a Student Council Production of the Cayman Drama
Society, directed by Karie Bergstrom and produced by Phil Pace.

The production boasts an
all-children cast, ranging in age from seven to 16. The 24-member troupe will
be headed up by Nicola Galvin (Toad), Veronic St-Cyr (Ratty), Jazz Pitcairn
(Badger) and Maddy Bowyer (Badger). Members of the CDS Student Council will
also be working backstage.

Staging the production will in some
ways be like revisiting “an old friend” for the director, who last staged the
play as a fundraiser at George Town’s Town Hall in 1977.

“It is so exciting to work on this
production along with the CDS Student Council and budding actors and actresses,”
she said.

“The Wind in the Willows was a
favourite book of mine growing up and I was so excited to see it as a
play…  It is a fun production for the
entire family with comedy that crosses all age boundaries.”

Several older CDS members are
pitching in to lend a hand. Along with production’s assistant director,
Stephanie Lewis, and Stage Manager Paul de Freitas, Toad of Toad Hall’s
lighting will be orchestrated by the Lighting Manager Doug Murdoch.

Terri Quappe is in charge of the
wardrobe department and has come on board as an acting consultant to coach
several of the cast.

The performance schedule is as
follows: Saturday, 18 September – 7pm, Sunday, 19 – 3pm, Friday, 24 – 7pm,
Saturday, 25 – 7pm, Sunday, 26 – 3pm, Friday, 1 October – 7pm, Saturday, 2 –
7pm and Sunday, 3 – 3pm. Pre-booking is recommended. For tickets, (Adults) $20
and (Children) $10, call the CDS box office, at 949-5054.