The Mind in the Willows

1-act drama about the life of Kenneth Grahame, author of The Wind in the Willows. 4m, Running time: 55 mins

Mr Molesworth (Mole), Mr B (Badger), Mr Rattenbury (Ratty) and Algernon St John Buffy (Toad) meet up at Mole's house and discover how their lives are intertwined with that of Kenneth Grahame, author of The Wind in the Willows. Grahame's story is extraordinary and full of personal tragedy, During the play we discover the background to this quiet, very conservative man who was Secretary of the Bank of England and the creator of one of the most loved and enduring children's books of all times.




Mr Molesworth (Mole): Very pleasant, rather diffident chap. He’s always busying himself with things to do. He wears a boilersuit and round (what used to be called NHS) glasses.

Mr B (Badger): Quite the opposite to Mr Molesworth. Confident, assured, and very knowledgeable. He wears a pinstripe suit under a heavy overcoat with fur trimmed collar.

Mr Rattenbury (Ratty): Bright, eager and a lover of everything and anything nautical. He wears a Guernsey sweater or similar, perhaps a cap – any sort of boating attire.

Algernon St John Buffy (Toad): Pompous, arrogant, snobbish and altogether a jolly chap, much beloved by his chums. He wears loud golf trousers, or plus fours, and a cap with goggles on top of it. He swaggers rather a lot.


This article was updated on 15 July 2024