Marian Street Theatre for Young People to Stage THE PIED PIPER, Sept 21-Oct 4

Marian Street Theatre for Young People presents THE PIED PIPER - SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN, running 21 September to 4 October 2014.

THE PIED PIPER, adapted by puppeteer Terry Ryan, is a contemporary retelling of a magical tale, set in an Australian wheat town where good rains have broken the drought and brought prosperity at last - and then rats! The PIED PIPER will entertain children during the School holidays playing from 21 September to 4 October at the Lighthouse Theatre, Macquarie University.

The leaders of the Ratpack; Matty, Ratty and Patty and their horde of rodent mates cause chaos and the Mayor's reward of $50,000 attracts some hilariously dubious characters - Scientist Sam, Rita the Rat-trapper and Bobby the Boxing Cat, but it is the mysterious Pied Piper who saves the town!

MSTYP creates quality theatre for children aged 3 -10 years, with great storytelling, original songs, music and puppetry. The production offers plenty of opportunities for children to participate and after the show they can meet the actors and learn a little bit more about the enchanting world of theatre.

Music Tim Rowland

Direction Terry Ryan

Set Design Sean Carver

Costume Design Pamela Reeves

Lighting Design Grant Fraser

Musical Direction Andrew Chessher

Movement Direction Peter Blackburn

Performances play The Lighthouse Theatre, Macquarie University Gate # 2, North Ryde Gymnasium Road (Enter from Culloden Road), North Ryde. Runs 21 September - 4 October 2014. Opening Day Sunday 21 September at 1pm. Regular performances: Monday to Saturday 10.30am & 1.00pm. Children $20 | Adults $4 | Families of four $74 | Groups of 15 or more $18 per head. Bookings: 1300 306 776 or www.mca-tix.com.au (booking fees apply).

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