The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Date 19th January 2017
Society Plumpton Pantomime Society
Venue Plumpton Village Hall
Type of Production Pantomime
Director Dave Denny/Derek Taylor
Choreographer Kate Taylor & Carol Grant [FISTD]


Author: Lance Milton

It's always a long awaited treat attending the Plumpton Pantomime Society's annual production and this year was equal to all previous. Derek Taylors production of Alan Frayn's 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin' was every bit the traditional and edgy, contemporary mix we have come to expect and enjoy from the group.

All characters were suitably larger than life with players ideally suited to their roles and such a treat to see the libretto shared so equally among them that you would be hard pushed to say who the leads were. However the final bows were deservedly reserved for the Dame Helga, played by Charlie Wycherley and comic Willie, nicely delivered by Paul Kluge who captivated and titillated the audience throughout with comedy ranging from the physical hilarity of an impromptu Riverdance by Kluge to saucy smut that pushed the envelope from the Dame.

Once again the group had excelled themselves with their costumes and self-built sets. The excellent performances on stage were supported by great song choices, wonderfully executed by the five piece band and lovely choreography provided by Kate Taylor and Carol Grant FISTD.

This was a lovely show that left you itching [literally thanks to Duncan Taylor-Jones fabulous Rat Worst] for more. Bravo Plumpton for another highly entertaining pantomime.