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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Not your average pantomime!

13 Jan 2023-15 Jan 2023

It is an unusual pantomime that is set in a specific place on a particular date, but then ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ is not your average pantomime. The action is based on the legend that on the 26th June, 1284, in the German town of Hamelin, a magic piper led all the children out of the town, after he was not paid for solving its rat problem.

We have some villainous rats, a beautiful heroine, the usual scatty Dame and her even scattier son, Matty Muddle.  Between them they have plenty of fun and excitement, singing, dancing and hurling custard pies, pursuing the usual pantomime antics that we all love. Add in some beautiful flute music and enchanting group dancing, the result is a really special show that will lift your spirits in 2023.

Update from the Director...

"Our traditional Twyford pantomime ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ is really coming together, with our talented cast already well versed in their lines and moves. 

We are enjoying some really entertaining  rehearsal evenings  as we gradually piece the show together in jigsaw puzzle fashion. Scenery has been designed and is in the process of being painted, and props are being expertly prepared.   Custard pies are made and ready for launch. Costumes have been finely tuned by our skilled wardrobe team; these remarkably enhance our characters’ individual personae. Photographs have been taken and have been converted into clever social media publicity images by our talented graphic designer. Posters and banners have been proudly hung in and around Twyford to advertise the event. We are very nearly ready!

Rob Yeadon of Twyford Together has kindly provided us with eleven umbrellas sponsored by his company Benedict Charles Financial Planning. These will be used in our very own rendition of ‘Singing in the Rain’. We value and appreciate this community support: Twyford is certainly ‘coming together’ for our January extravaganza. 

‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ is undoubtably going to be a very fun-filled and lively production and there is still time to grab yourself a really good seat!"