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“A Fresh Take On A Timeless Classic” Comes To Mackay

A beloved family story re-imagined with original music and exciting antics is coming to the Mackay Entertainment Centre (MECC) in early May to entertain and inspire the Sugar City’s kids.

A delightful production of The Wind in the Willows - the classic children’s novel by Kenneth Grahame - will go from page to stage in a joyous and masterful theatrical experience, brought to life by Queensland production company RAVA Productions.

David Gooderson helms the new stage adaptation of the children’s fiction novel, which has sold over 85 million copies worldwide.

After the success of RAVA’s performance of Charlotte’s Web at the MECC in 2021, the production company have once again reimagined a classic.

RAVA Productions producer Ruth Atkinson said the crew is excited to bring The Wind in the Willows to young audiences in Mackay.

"I hope these performances will enchant the children of Mackay,” Ms Atkinson said.

“With this show, we really wanted to highlight importance of friendship, the consequences of actions and when the going gets tough, it’s friends that matter most.”

The Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre will hold two performances on May 10, featuring playful, whimsical characters performed by a troupe of seasoned Queensland performers.

Exploring themes of friendship, responsibility, adventure, and the significance of home, this heart-warming story is ideal for family audiences.

“Expect to be transported into a whimsical world with playful antics, the ups and downs of the Mole, Ratty, Badger, and Mr. Toad, all through a fusion of exquisite storytelling and original music,” Ms Atkinson said.

What: The Wind in the Willows

When: Wednesday, May 10, 9.30am and 11.30am

Where: The Mackay Entertainment Centre (MECC)

Tickets: MECC Box office or online at

The Wind in the Willows cast are excited to bring their antics to Mackay

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