This comedic, heart-tugging musical retelling of The Pied Piper of Hamelin, features a cast of six professional actor/musicians using masks and puppets in Axis Theatre’s unique physical theatre style.
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.