Julian Fellowes join ‘Willows’ team

Scribe-helmer-thesp to work with Stiles, Drewe on new tuner

Brit scribe Julian Fellowes (“Downton Abbey”) will join tuner duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (“Mary Poppins”) to pen a new tuner version of Kenneth Grahame’s classic English novel “The Wind in the Willows.”

The novel, a traditional Brit favorite, last had significant legit life in 1990 in a long-running National Theater production adapted by Alan Bennett (“The History Boys”), helmed by Nicholas Hytner with music by Jeremy Sams. The new version, developed and produced by Jamie Hendry Productions, is West End-bound but has yet to lock down dates or a berth.

Fellowes, Stiles and Drew first collaborated on Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s hit “Mary Poppins,” which ran for three years in the West End and has been playing on Broadway since 2006.

Stiles and Drewe have been writing together for 28 years. In addition to writing new songs for “Mary Poppins,” their other credits include the Olivier-winning “Honk!,” and most recently “Betty Blue Eyes.”

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