A SMALL CHILD WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY GIFT LIVES IN A CITY FAR AWAY. AS RULERS BEGIN THEIR PERSECUTION OF ANYONE DIFFERENT, THE YOUNG PIED PIPER FINDS HIMSELF IN DANGER. HE RUNS AWAY, BUT HE IS MET WITH HOSTILITY EVERYWHERE.
YEARS LATER, A CHILD REFUGEE ARRIVES IN THE CITY OF HAMELIN. HOMELESS AND ALONE, THEY ARE BEFRIENDED BY THE CHILDREN OF THE TOWN, YET THE ADULTS ARE CRUEL AND UNWELCOMING. THEN A PLAGUE OF RATS BESIEGES THE TOWN AND A STRANGER APPEARS WITH THE ABILITY TO CHARM ANY LIVING CREATURE. SUDDENLY THE PEOPLE OF THE TOWN ARE FORCED TO CONFRONT SOME STARK TRUTHS ABOUT THEMSELVES AND THEIR BELIEFS.
‘The Pied Piper is a new, hour long musical play, based upon the poem ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’, by Robert Browning. It is suitable for community, secondary school and amateur dramatic groups and scored for voices, piano, flute, clarinet and bass guitar.
Two songs from the play, ‘We should have listened’, and ‘The Piper’s Tale’, are on the new London College of Music Grade 6 Musical Theatre syllabus:
All music is available to download at any point, after purchase. License to perform a run of shows included.