Rats to attempt Guildhall takeover in pantomime

18:30 08 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

A large number of children will be descending upon the Guildhall in Axminster later this month with the intention of getting their hands on as much food as they can.

Fortunately, they are just part of the cast of Axminster Drama Club’s pantomime this year, The Pied Piper of Hamelin as they (and others) are playing the part of the Hamelin Rat Pack.

The quiet town of Hamelin is taken over by a plague of rats that steal the village’s food and leave Mother Hubbard’s cupboard entirely bare apart from a large bone for her dog.

Fortunately, help is on hand, much to the relief of the Burgomaster and Town Clerk in the form of a passing piper who is able to rid the town of the rats for a small fee!

As usual with Axminster Drama Club pantomimes, this will be a show full of colour, humour and enjoyable songs and will this year feature a number of new faces and well as a few of the usual ones.

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

Tickets are currently on sale at Archway Bookshop at discounted prices or can be purchased on the door on the nights of the show (that is so long as any tickets remain by then).

As part of making amends for their bad deeds the Hamelin Rat Pack will be helping to collect donations for The Axminster Food Bank being run by The Awareness Centre as part of their Canned Sunshine project.

Everyone attending the show is therefore encouraged to take along any unwanted canned or packaged food or unwanted Christmas treats to help the rats in their quest to become better rats in the future whilst helping those in need.

0 comments

Other Entertainment Stories

Yesterday, 18:30

A rather extraordinary coincidence is provoking a joyous musical celebration in Colyton on Sunday, May 3.

Read more
Fri, 18:30
The Borealis Saxophone Quartet.

As part of the Honiton Festival in May, there will be a saxophone workshop given by the Borealis Saxophone Quartet.

Read more
Thu, 18:30
Jimmy Tarbuck

Top television comedian Jimmy Tarbuck swaps The London Palladium for Exmouth Pavilion.

Read more
Wed, 18:30

There are many events planned across the area. Here are just a few.

Read more
Tue, 18:30
The men's quarter final at Madeira bowling club. Simon Weclawek releases his bowl. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exsp 8460-31-12AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

The Exmouth Madeira Bowling club is offering an Open Day for new bowlers on Saturday, April 25, from 10am until 3pm.

Read more
Tue, 18:30

Society set to host illustrated talk about Lyme Regis Museum

Read more
Tue, 15:24
The cast of Outside Edge by Honiton Players.

Honiton Players will be presenting Outside Edge this week, by Richard Harris.

Read more
Mon, 18:30
Jason and the Argonatus. Photo: Matt Austin.

Exeter-based theatre company Four of Swords has announced its latest production: a fun-filled and family-friendly adaptation of the popular Greek myth Jason and the Argonauts.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 4°C

Most Read Entertainment

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition



Honiton's trusted business finder