Axminster Drama Club set for invasion of rats

18:30 14 January 2013

Some of the children get ready for The Pied Piper of Hamelin.

Some of the children get ready for The Pied Piper of Hamelin.

Archant

After months of rehearsals, prop-making, set building and painting, the curtain is set to rise on Axminster Drama Club’s pantomime, The Pied Piper of Hamelin.

The cast have been working hard to produce the show, which includes new faces as well as a number of familiar ones and a large troupe of 30 children, playing the parts of rats and village children

The story revolves around the traditional tale of the town of Hamelin being infested by rats.

The Pied Piper is engaged to encourage the rats out of town but when he isn’t satisfied with his pay, he takes the children too.

Being a pantomime, there is a happy ending but to see the twists and turns of the tale, you will have to get along to Axminster Guildhall.

As always the set and costumes are truly amazing and this looks like being a very colourful and enjoyable show.

The club will throughout the production be supporting the Axminster Canned Sunshine Project so when you come to a performance please bring any unwanted tinned or packaged food.

The show runs from Thursday, January 17 to Saturday, January 19, with performances starting at 7.30pm each day, and a matinee on the Saturday, at 2.30pm.

Tickets are available from Archway Bookshop, in Church Street (01297 33595), with adult tickets costing £8 in advance or £10 on the door and concessions costing £6.50 in advance and £7.50 on the door.

0 comments

Other Entertainment Stories

17:30
Zoe Schwarz Jazz & Blues Quartet.

A new music venture, Jazz Jurassica, the town’s first pop-up jazz supper club, will open in Lyme Regis this autumn.

Read more
18:30
Leigh Steedman appears as manipulative Jack Mannigham in Salterton Drama Club's production of 'Gaslight'.

Salterton Drama Club’s forthcoming production of Patrick Hamilton’s classic mystery play, Gaslight, will be opening soon at Budleigh Salterton Playhouse.

Read more
11:00
Jane Hawking pictured at her Cambridge home [Picture: Masons Agency]

What was it like being married to Britain’s best-known genius, Stephen Hawking, for nearly 30 years and cope with his equally famous, progressive neurodegenerative Lou Gehrig’s Disease?

Read more
Yesterday, 17:30
The Thelma Hulbert Gallery

Honiton’s Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) will be hosting a Hayward Touring Exhibition called Eduardo Paolozzi - General Dynamic FUN.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00
'An Ideal Husband' is at Sidmouth Manor Pavilion theatre until August 31.

Sidmouth’s Manor Pavilion summer rep season is continuing, with Oscar Wilde’s satricial drama An Ideal Husband.

Read more
Mon, 18:30
Mick Ryans (left) and Paul Downes.

Renowned folk duo Paul Downes and Mick Ryan are to play a show in Lympstone to launch their fourth album, The Passing Hour.

Read more
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Jeremy Vine will compere the evening.

The overcast skies and promise of rain on Saturday night showed no signs of dampening the atmosphere and enthusiasm among the audience for Sidmouth Town Band’s Last Night of the Proms.

Read more
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Royal Mail & the Royal Stamps

There’s a stamp exhibition and fair at St Francis Church Hall, Woolbrook Road, Sidmouth on Saturday, September 3, from 10am to 4pm.

Read more
Sunday, August 28, 2016
The Colaton Raleigh artists participating in Devon Open Studios (from left): Cynthia Boult, Penny Silverthorne, Simon Bramble and Laura Boyd.

As reported earlier on the Journal website, Devon Open Studios – a season where you can meet local artists, often within their personal work space – is coming up soon.

Read more
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Eight year old Amber Hunt tries a key in the lock to win a prize at the Tipton St John Church fete on Bank Holiday Monday. Ref sho 9376-36-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A bouncy castle, barbecue lunch, stalls, sideshows and plenty of summer fun are on the cards for the Tipton St John Fete.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read Entertainment

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications