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

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Big Joe Bone

A three-day celebration of cider takes place at Exmouth Rugby Ground in May.

Read more
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Josh Young

Exmouth’s Centre Stage is “madly rehearsing” Sweeney Todd, which opens soon at the Pavilion.

Read more
Monday, March 23, 2015
Elizabeth-Jane Baldry

The first of four concerts from the St Peter’s Music Society is coming up soon. Harpist Elizabeth-Jane Baldry appears at the Temple Methodist Church, Budleigh Salterton, at 7.30pm on Wednesday, April 15.

Read more
Monday, March 23, 2015

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, in Exeter will be hosting a new exhibition from Saturday.

Read more
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Front row fom left: Clemmie Donald, Jasmine Woolsey and Chloe Hunter play narrators in The Hopeful Grave. Victoria Woolsey (centre, rear) is also in the cast. Photo: Shaun Fry.

With Easter nearly upon us, there’s a timely play at Exmouth’s Holy Trinity Church on Saturday, April 4.

Read more
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Jazz vocalist Tina May will be appearing at the Budleigh Jazz Festival on Saturday, April 18.

The Budleigh Jazz Festival is just around the corner. It opens on Friday, April 17, and runs until Sunday, April 19.

Read more
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Members of Honiton Pantomime Society receive their award from NODA. Picture courtesy: McPhersonPhotography.co.uk

Honiton Pantomime Society’s 2014 production Jack and the Beanstalk has won the Wilfred Roe Trophy for Stage Decor at the NODA South West Awards Gala.

Read more
Friday, March 20, 2015
Fever nightclub

A new nightclub is about to open in Exmouth, following a lavish £400,000 makeover.

Read more
Friday, March 20, 2015

Enthusiastic artists have the chance to develop their talents with classes taking place in Axminster.

Read more
Friday, March 20, 2015
Bold Girls. Photo: Linda Bowen.

A gripping drama has just opened in Exmouth. Bold Girls is at the Blackmore Theatre in Bicton Street until Saturday, March 21.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 4°C

Most Read Entertainment

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition



Exmouth's trusted business finder