The Pied Piper

A pantomime by Peter Webster
Thursday 29 January 1998 - Saturday 31 January 1998
Thursday 5 February 1998 - Saturday 7 February 1998
Faringdon Community Theatre, The Pump House, 5 Market Place, Faringdon
Directed by Sarah Varnom

Performances start 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier.
Tickets were available from Reflections, 8 Marlborough Street, Faringdon.

Pied Piper 1998 CuttingThe 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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Tim Reeves (the mayor) discusses the rat problem with Tom Woodman

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The rats plotting mischief

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Christina Willett (Roland) & Naomi Bullock (Bruiser)

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Photographs by kind permission of Peter Webster

Back to the community theatre for this production. I don’t think we had a matinĂ©e on the Saturday.

6 shows were performed over 6 days.