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In The Willows musical studio cast album released – download & stream now

In The Willows: The Musical has announced the release of a studio cast album.

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In The Willows transforms Kenneth Grahame’s well-loved tale The Wind in The Willows into a thrilling new hip hop musical, written and directed by P Burton-Morgan.

The piece has music and additional lyrics from award-winning composer Pippa Cleary and groundbreaking hip-hop composer Keiran Merrick.

The cast of the album, produced by Metta Theatre in collaboration with Perfect Pitch, features Clive Rowe, Harry Jardine, Hiba Elchikhe, Sharon Rose and Tim Mahendran.

In The Willows musical cast recording

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P Burton-Morgan, who in 2020 won the Writers Guild of Great Britain Award for musical theatre book writing for In the Willows said: “This is not Disney. These animal students are recognisably human, young and for the most part abandoned by the rest of society.

“Their teacher Badger is one of the few adults who believes in them and in their potential to achieve. They are by turns angry, lost, mischievous but ultimately searching for a sense of belonging – a new family made up of their fellow classmates.”

Together with the album release, a new music video for the number Head Above Water has been shared online, choreographed and starring deaf dancer Chris Fonseca, who starred in the original production.

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