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PIED PIPER

BRIDLINGTON SPA

25th & 26th September 2024, Times TBC

A Battersea Arts Centre, Beatbox Academy & rODIUM Co-Production
Conceived, written and co-directed by Conrad Murray

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Following the award-winning, five-star smash-hit stage show and BBC film, Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster, the BAC Beatbox Academy comes to Bridlington Spa with the world premiere hip-hop musical, Pied Piper.

 

It’s the eve of the mayoral election, and the kids of Hamelin aren’t happy. The mayor and owner of the local pie factory has imposed a music ban, and to make matters worse, there’s a serious rat problem. But, there have been whispers of a mysterious rat catcher in town… sometimes he plays a pipe…sometimes a microphone. Can this curious stranger help Hamelin to find its voice once more?

 

Pied Piper is a raucous musical re-imagining of a medieval fairy-tale. Featuring a hugely talented cast of beatboxers, musicians and special guest performances from the local Bridlington community, get ready for an electrifying show of vocal wizardry for all the family.

 

SHOW INFORMATION

Age guidance: 6+

Duration: approximately 75 minutes, no interval

Tickets: Pay What You Can, Booking coming soon

Venue: Bridlington Spa South Marine Drive, Bridlington YO15 3JH 

School bookings: email sophie@hello-arcade.com 

Access: Information here

Photographer: Ali Wright

★★★★★
‘Brilliant. An old story made electrically alive’
The Stage

 

★★★★★ 
‘Mind Blowing… the space throbs with unimaginably complex harmonies and beats’
The Guardian

 

★★★★★ 
‘Tremendous’
The Observer

Reviews for Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster

CREDITS

Concept & story co-created by Conrad Murray & Lara Taylor

Written, composed & musically directed by Conrad Murray

Co-Directed by Conrad Murray & Ria Parry

Movement Directed by Gavin Maxwell

Dramaturgy by Lisa Goldman

Set & lighting design by Ben Pacey

Costume design by Erin Guan

Sounds design by Ed Clark

rODIUM Ltd is produced by Impossible Producing

 

Original performers and devisers: Conrad Murray, Kate Donnachie, Lakeisha Lynch-Stevens, Alex Hardie, Ananya Panwar, Aziza Amira Brown, David Bonnick Junior & Chris Maylor

 

Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Gulbenkian Theatre, Belgrade Theatre, and ARCADE.

 

Pied Piper is supported by Arts Council England with additional funds from The Christina Smith Foundation, The John S Cohen Foundation, The Leche Trust, The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation and Youth Music.

 

BAC & rOdium would also like to thank the following individuals for their generous support of Pied Piper: Eric Bensaude, Alison and Chris Cabot, Justin Shinebourne.

SUPPORTERS

Pied Piper is presented in Bridlington by ARCADE with the generous support of East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Bridlington Spa.

 

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