2pm, 27 Feb
13 March 2021
90 mins approx (with a short interval).
Devised by Liz Felton and the Company
Directed by Liz Felton
Suitable for all ages
Welcome to the ageing town of Hamelin, a forgotten place shrouded in mystery and stuffed full of secrets. What really did happen here the last time a stranger came to town? Bring your detecting skills to help us find the light in the darkness of this tale. As we sift through recollections, refuse and rodents, maybe…just maybe, a happy end can be found.
Based on the children’s classic, this new adaptation sees actors in 12 separate locations come together virtually at the ‘Hamelin House’ to tell this timeless story. But…more help is needed, so budding young detectives are encouraged to grab a torch, make their own rat puppet, and join us on Saturday 27 February for this ripping yarn, jam packed with theatre magic, epic sound and puppetry galore.
Please note that this is a pre-recorded performance, but there will be an interactive feel. An accompanying activity pack is now available to download (PDF, 6113 KB).
Please note that this production will be available to stream for two weeks after the premiere.
Image credit: Ed Felton
ⓘ The Pied Piper accompanying activity pack is now available to download (PDF, 6113 KB). Jam-packed with word games, fun facts and craft ideas, the pack is designed to be downloaded ahead of watching the performance. If you require the activity pack in an alternative format, please contact [email protected].
Norman Sanderson Bill Caple
Albert Alex Chard
Penelope Twinkletime Phoebe Cook
David Watts Max Guest
Molly Brown Evie Hargreaves
Rufus Shortsight Joshua Hurley
Sasha Sparkles Chiara Lari
Reggie Hulahoop Tom Moran
Wally Patrick McAndrew
Brucilla Springsteen Eve Pereira
Mayor Mildred Longbottom Tanvi Virmani
Tom Major Joe Usher
Rita Oracle Alexander Uzoka
Director Liz Felton
Liz Felton is a specialist in devised theatre and works with the students to create new writing, self stories and performances for a family audience. She is Artistic Director of The Story Cellar and works across Bristol as a theatre Director and storyteller.
Asst Director Jessy Roberts
Designer Charly Hurrell
Original Music by Dark Smoke Signal
Sound Designer Tom Codd
Puppet Designer and Maker Tish Mantripp
Costume Designer Charly Hurrell
Voice Coach Carol Fairlamb
Choreographer Michelle Gaskell
Prod Stage Management Supervisor Ruth Sidery
Stage Manager (on Book*) Cat Simpson*
ASM/Rehearsals (Props*) Hannah Bracegirdle and Laura Davies
ASM/Props Neamh Campbell & Danni Davis
Costume Supervisor K.T Vacara
Props Supervisor Frankie Dowers
Prop Makers Karris Holm and Frances Pillsworth
Sound and AV Op Chantel Blackwood
Vision Mixers Spencer Cash-Archer, Chris Davies and Miranda Sellers
Lighting Alastair Barrows/Mary Bennett
Production Manager Ed Wilson
Production Assistant Leila Glen