Hamelin - The Musical

3,5,6,13 January 2017


We look forward to seeing some of you later today 19th Feb at 7th Lichfield Scouts – 4-6pm. If you need directions, they are here.

Thanks to everyone that came to watch the show.

We can safely say that Hamelin – The Musical is a potential hit. We are so pleased that the new full length format worked as well in the lovely Sutton Arts Theatre as in Whittington Village Hall.
The show featured 20 songs over 2 halves with actors aged 9 to sixty something. It was great fun for all the family with near pantomime craziness, comedy and sadness. We do thank you all for joining us.

There were 5 adults and 15 kids in the show, all from the local area and everybody worked 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. 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.

The expanded script has 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.

Goodrow is run by people who are both Qualified and Experienced. Staff are DBS checked and Stuart is a licensed chaperone, 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.


Alan, Ian, Stuart and Tom


To read a review of A Christmas Carol, click here