What do you do when your town is overrun by an infestation of rats?
Easy, you call The Pied Piper.
The National Children’s Theatre (NCT) will stage an original musical adaptation of the classic Robert Browning poem The Pied Piper of Hamelin, adapted by NCT and directed by Renos Nicos Spanoudes and Sarah Barlin.
It is the story of the arrogant politician, Mr Mayor, who doesn’t care about the town and the hard-working people who live and work there.
He is a greedy man who earns a big salary which he spends on overseas trips, golfing and beautiful things.
He is a tyrant who meets his match when, in desperation, he hires a strange piper to rid the town of rats.
Unfortunately for him, he doesn’t want to pay the Piper for his services. See the show and find out how the Piper retaliates.
This fantastic, humorous adventure will transport you into a world of song and dance, mystery and make-believe, love and laughter.
It’s a story that will warm your heart during the cold winter school holidays.
The story is not all froth and bubble as there are a few good lessons to be learned.
The talented versatile cast includes Sibusiso Nhlapo Ferguson, Gamelihle Bovana, Danny Meaker, Kopano Tshabalala, Gugu Dhlamini and children from NCT workshops.