Hamelin - The Musical

3,5,6,13 January 2017

Show dates now released

Following the successful airing of the first draft in April, Goodrow Productions are back with a bigger cast for the full musical. It features 20 songs over 2 halves with actors aged 9 to sixty something. It if great fun for all the family and you can expect near pantomime craziness, comedy and sadness. We do hope you can all join us!

The show will be at Sutton Arts Theatre on 3rd, 5th & 6th of Jaunary and Whittington Village Hall on 13th January.

Tickets cost £9 for adults and £6 for concessions.

There are 5 adults and 15 kids in the show, all from the local area and everybody has been working really hard to create a great show! The script and music were both written by Stuart Goodwin and Alan Rowe with production by Ian Bowley and Karen Mather. Spread the word and support this entirely local community project.

Here are a few quotes from the first run:

“The best amateur production I have ever seen”
“I loved it so much, if it was on again tomorrow, I would be there!”
“I wasn’t expecting much, but I was so surprised how utterly fantastic it was. The music was just brilliant”

 

So for those of you that weren’t there – we have created an exciting new production of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Written by Stuart Goodwin and Alan Rowe, this project looks to build on foundations established with Goodrow’s ‘A Christmas Carol’, which combined mime and physical theatre alongside song and dance, across a range of venues and spaces.

We are booked in for January at Sutton Arts Theatre and will be expanding the script and adding more great, classic songs, with a folk flavour, to help with the storytelling. As before, we are looking to build works that help develop a powerful ensemble with all of the players on stage throughout the performance, often taking on multiple roles. This develops focus, discipline and concentration and means that no one is left out and that everyone has to work hard to support everybody else.

If you would like to take part in the next round – get in touch

PiedPiper20Goodrow also looks to the National Curriculum for inspiration and focuses on the following Key Skills:

  • Working with others
  • Improving own learning and performance
  • Problem solving

Uniquely, we also bring adults and children, often from the same family, into a safe and fun working space. This means that family members get to spend quality time together, doing something creative that they all love and enjoy.

For each production we also look to help unite communities by performing out in the community. With our last production we were proud to perform for Seventh Lichfield Scouts, many of whom had not seen live theatre before, and with this show we are looking to reach even more people.

Artist in Residence and Producer Karen Mather is an essential part of the Goodrow team. For Piper, Karen is looking to recruit a group to help build props, make costumes and masks and to build scenery.

Goodrow is run by people who are both Qualified and Experienced. Staff are DBS checked and Stuart and Karen are licensed chaperones, used to securing licenses with the LEA for each child for every performance.

Stuart has 20 years experience in Education as a Lecturer, Teacher and Special Needs Assistant and has delivered workshops and training to the Primary, Secondary and Tertiary sector. He has a Masters Degree in Drama and Performance and is also a licensed chaperone.

Regards

Alan, Karen, Ian and Stuart

 

To read a review of A Christmas Carol, click here