What do you do when your town is overrun by an infestation of rats? Easy, call the Pied Piper!
Take a trip to National Children’s Theatre (NCT) as they perform an original musical adaptation of the well-known, well-loved, and classic Robert Browning poem The Pied Piper of Hamelin town. Adapted by NCT and directed by Renos Nicos Spanoudes and Sarah Barlin.
It is the story of the arrogant politician Mr Mayor who really doesn’t care about the town and the hard-working people who live and work there. He is a greedy man who earns a ridiculously high salary which he spends on overseas trips, golfing and beautiful things. He is a tyrant – but meets his match when in desperation he hires a strange Piper to rid the town of rats. Unfortunately for him, he doesn’t want to pay the Piper for his services. See the show and find out how the Piper retaliates.
Skilfully adapted for the stage by Renos Nicos Spanoudes and Sarah Barlin, this fantastic, humorous adventure will transport you into a world of song and dance, mystery and make-believe, love and laughter. It’s a story that will warm your heart during the cold winter school holidays. However, the story is not all froth and bubble – there are a few good lessons to be learnt.
The talented versatile cast includes: Sibusiso Nhlapo Ferguson, Gamelihle Bovana, Danny Meaker, Kopano Tshabalala, Gugu Dhlamini and children from NCT workshops.
The creative team includes Sets Stan Knights and Costumes Sarah Roberts, Musical Director Dale Scheepers, Choreography Sibusiso Nhlapo Ferguson, and Lighting Jane Gosnell.
In the winter holidays give your children the chance to connect with participative theatre at its best – it’s an experience to be enjoyed by the whole family.
When: Until 15 July 2018
Where: National Children’s Theatre, 3 Junction Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg
Time: 1.15 hours with a short intermission,
Dates by arrangement with schools during June 2018 and 10:30 and 14:30 during government school holidays.
Ticket prices: Tickets for chairs: R120 and tickets for cushions: R100. Tickets for Pensioners: R100. Phone for prices for schools and block bookings. Phone Claudy or Rene on 011 484 -1584/5 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . There is ample free, safe parking for buses, kombis and cars within the grounds. There is also room for a picnic tea or lunch on our lovely lawns. Note: Booking is essential as NCT sometimes tours to schools.