Further casting details for the hip-hop musical In The Willows have been revealed, as deaf street dancer Chris Fonseca will be among those joining the previously announced Clive Rowe.
Choreographed by Rhimes Lecointe, the production will incorporate British Sign Language (BSL) into the choreography and BSL interpreted performances for a unified production for D/deaf and hearing audiences alike. The production opens at the Exeter Northcott on 22 February 2019, touring the UK until 1 June.
Chris Fonseca (‘Otter’) will be joined by the hip hop dancer Kloe Dean as ‘Owl’, Let It Shine singer and performer Matt Knight as ‘Chief Weasel’, Katherine Picar as ‘Bitchy Rabbit’, and dancer Sean Moon as ‘Snitchy Rabbit’. ‘Twitchy Rabbit’ and further casting to be announced soon.
Mole’s first day in ‘The Willows’. The kids look a bit rough. Surely Mr Badger will look out for her, while hip-hop cool girl Rattie, rich kid rapper Toad and street-dancing Otter teach her the ways of the Riverbank. But when Toad gets locked up for joyriding, the Weasel Clan break in and squat his pad, the Pool Hall. Now it’s only a matter of time before Chief Weasel reveals Mole’s dark secret…