HAMELIN: A NEW FABLE is a comedic, heart-tugging musical retelling of The Pied Piper of Hamelin, featuring a cast of six professional actor/musicians using masks and puppets in Axis Theatre’s unique physical theatre style. We toured the show for the spring of 2015 all over the Lower Mainland of BC.
In 13th century Germany, Medieval Hamelin Town is way too big for its lederhosen. Governed by a spoiled Mayor, his Mommy and stuffy corporate types who have no interest in its hard-working townsfolk, the town is primed to learn some important lessons in life from our heroes, 10-year-old twins Celeste and Ralph. When it seems that no one, other than their Opa Johannes, ever keeps their word, they come up with a plan to make the grown-ups wake up and smell the strudel. After the ridiculous new taxes render this tight-knit family homeless, desperate for help, they encounter a hapless “Minstrel”, a flute that has seen better days and of course, lots and lots of rats! With surprising plot twists, HAMELIN: A NEW FABLE, is an engaging revisit to one of the world’s most endearing fairytales.
HAMELIN: A NEW FABLE starred Chris Adams as The Pied Piper with Anna Kuman, Andrew Wade, Erik Gow, Andrew Cohen, and Alex Nicoll. It was directed by Chris McGregor with Book and Lyrics by Leslie Mildner.
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