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
Musical Director: Debra Warner

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.

Cast (in order of appearance):

The Pied Piper - Lee Thompson
Ratsbane - Chris Matic
Ratafia - Debbie Lock
Ratatouille - Kate Lord
Ratatat - Hannah Logan
Bruiser - Naomi Bullock
Mayor - Tim Reeves
Lydia - Laura Thompson
Betty - Barry Willett
Roland - Christina Willett
Talk - Jo Webster
Mutter - Carole Tappenden
Herald - Claire Green
Sir Arthur Mow - Karen Whiffen
Nick Oursteeds - Tom Woolman
Mystic Maggie - Lois Wells
Adult Citizens - Joan Lee; Carole McDowell; Irene Schoonenberg; Maggie Sly; Josh Smith
Street Traders - Zoe Barker; Lizzy Bowman; Sian Emerson; Natalie Keith; Chloe Penman; Kathryn Whiffen
Birds - Sammy Allen; Sarah Barlow; Claire Bryant; Kimberley Dobner; Hayley Drawbridge; Naomi Mead; Eleanor Morton; Catherine Walden; Kealy Whenray
Rats - Ashley Bates; Connie Castiglione; Kelly Gardiner; Kate Horton; Rebecca Lock; Grace Logan; David Thompson; Chloe Spencer
Young Citizens - Amy Burnett; Amy Gerry; Liz Morphew; Lauren Roberts; Katherine Smith; Oliver Wells
The Spice Girls - Rhian Boughtwood; Felicity Hainge; Emily Payn; Carys Polley
Orchestra - Debra Warner; Alison Harte; Jim Horton

See programme for further details.

Production No.126 (6 shows were performed over 6 days)