The Pied Piper

A pantomime by Peter Webster
Performed in Jan/Feb 1998 at the Faringdon Community Theatre
Directed by Sarah Varnom

The rats of Hamelin are bored; we find them clustered around Ratsbane, their leader, trying to think of something to amuse themselves. Instead of living in their underworld, they decide to take over the town by sheer force of numbers. Meanwhile Mayor Kettle is congratulating himself on the town's prosperity in front of his daughter Lydia, Betty Butter and her son Roland. The rats rush in and strip the citizens of their food and anything else portable; the citizens turn on the Mayor, urging him to take action. He summons the town rat catchers, Talk and mutter, who only succeed in getting themselves attacked by the rats.

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The Pied Piper

Laura Thompson Jo Webster Carole Tappenden

The Pied Piper

The Pied Piper


Photographs by kind permission of Peter Webster


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