What better way to spend an evening than in the company of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad?

AA Milne first dramatised the Kenneth Grahame classic The Wind in the Willows as Toad of Toad Hall, and Alan Bennett updated the dialogue and added comedy. His version of the play, which was such a hit at the National Theatre, is now being performed by an amateur cast at the Barn Theatre in Welwyn.

  • Barn Theatre, Handside Lane, Welwyn Garden City from December 21 to 31 at 8pm with a matinee on Saturday, December 29 at 2.30pm. Details: 01707 324300, www.barntheatre.co.uk