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.

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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.

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