First presented in the Summer of 2002, this production quickly became a favorite of youth groups around the area, and was selected to be performed on a regular basis, at least once a year!
The cast changes with each season, but there are some key members from the original ensemble that return to the roles from time to time. For example, Matt Hillman has played the role of Ratty three times, and even stepped in to play Badger for a season. Peter Dowler has played Badger on more than one occasion, and Donna Dowler, who has directed the production many times, stepped in to play Ratty herself.
A great show to be presented and adapted to any location, the first production was an outdoor event, with the audience being led by the characters around the lush gardens of the Old Cheese Factory in Berwick, Victoria, Australia.
Toad - Victoria Zainal
Ratty - Matt Hillman
Mole - Rick Smith
Badger - Peter Dowler
Chief Weasel - Stacey Sergeant
Wilbur Weasel - Laura Giampiccolo
Judge - Warwick Loveless
Mrs Riddle - Susan Bergman