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The Magic Windmill (2013)

Le Moulin Magique
The Magic Windmill (2013)


That's all folks! Le Moulin Magique has now finished its 2013 UK tour. Keep an eye on our website for upcoming productions



Jean de Florette meets The Wizard of Oz!

Jean-Pierre the Miller and his wife Claudine are starving. The wind does not blow to turn the mill to grind the corn. The rain does not fall, the plants do not grow and there’s no food for the animals. On the verge of madness from hunger, Claudine serves up their boots for supper. In desperation, Jean-Pierre prays to The Wind and The Rain for help. One night they come to visit him, with fantastical results. Now the mill turns, the rain falls and the plants grow. Jean-Pierre sells his vegetables in the market and has money at last. He and his wife begin to dream of what they can buy with their newly acquired wealth. But the greedy Baron hears of their good fortune and demands all of their money in taxes. Afraid that their dreams are beginning to slip away, Jean-Pierre and Claudine hatch a plan to get their own back on the Baron...

A fable for our times of resilience and generosity overcoming greed and the bad guy getting his just desserts.

A highly visual and entertaining piece, Le Moulin Magique abounds with live atmospheric music, fast-paced action and startling comic invention. The versatile international cast, featuring a Cirque du Soleil principal clown, brings to life an astonishing range of characters including chickens, talking vegetables and pop stars. 

This enchanting folk-tale, based on an original Breton tale by Paul De Musset and told in simple French, will appeal to children aged 8 and upwards, their families and teachers, as well as adult learners of French.



This show is suitable for KS2/3 learners and there are a number of performances on this tour that have been arranged especially to accommodate schools. Please see tour list for details of these schools' shows. If you would like to book tickets for your school, do contact the venue directly. Resource materials to accompany the production can be accessed below.


In celebration of European Day of Languages, the show opens on 26 September at Queen's Hall, Hexham.

A Hexham Abbey Festival Event


Resource Materials:DOWNLOAD




2013-09-26T00:00:00 1.15pm & 6.00pm Queen's Hall, Hexham BOOK NOW
2013-10-01T00:00:00 1.30pm & 6.00pm Alnwick Playhouse BOOK NOW
2013-10-04T00:00:00 1.30pm Hartlepool Town Hall BOOK NOW
2013-10-07T00:00:00 1.30pm The Phoenix, Blyth BOOK NOW
2013-10-10T00:00:00 1.30pm The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness BOOK NOW
2013-10-12T00:00:00 2.30pm The Mumford Theatre, Cambridge BOOK NOW
2013-10-15T00:00:00 10.15am The Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre BOOK NOW
2013-10-16T00:00:00 6.30pm The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury BOOK NOW
2013-10-17T00:00:00 10.30am The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury BOOK NOW
2013-10-21T00:00:00 1pm Merlin Theatre, Frome BOOK NOW
2013-10-23T00:00:00 1.30pm & 6pm Theatre Royal, Winchester BOOK NOW
2013-10-24T00:00:00 6pm The Hawth Studio, Crawley BOOK NOW
2013-10-25T00:00:00 10.30am The Hawth Studio, Crawley BOOK NOW
2013-11-05T00:00:00 10am Aberystwyth Arts Centre BOOK NOW
2013-11-07T00:00:00 1.30pm The Cockpit, London (VOILÀ! Festival) BOOK NOW
2013-11-08T00:00:00 1.30pm The Cockpit, London (VOILÀ! Festival) BOOK NOW
2013-11-12T00:00:00 7pm Stamford Arts Centre BOOK NOW