AN open-air entertainment space is preparing to stage its very first touring show following a triumphant opening season.

Castle Park Theatre, in Lower Bowls Green, Colchester, will welcome the talented performers of the award-winning theatre company Calf 2 Cow on August 22.

The actors, renowned for creating unique storytelling experiences, will take on the fun-filled family classic The Wind in the Willows.

The story follows Mole, Ratty and Badger in a floor stomping, woodland adventure as they try to save Toad and his shiny new motorcar from deep trouble.


Keeping true to the original, this particular adaption will see the troupe’s four performers bring the book to life through music and multi-rolling.

Matthew Emeny, artistic director, said: “After a couple of terrible years across the arts industry, it is a pleasure to recreate a family classic for our modern audiences. 

“Last year’s tour of Wind in the Willows was a huge success and we can’t wait to bring it back to new and familiar audiences across the UK.

“Right now, we need to laugh, and that is what we do at Calf 2 Cow, we create craziness.

“We can't wait to allow everyone to have a little party down on the riverbank.”

Tickets for the show, starting at 7pm, cost £16, £11 for children and £45 for a family and can be purchased from