Southbank Centre
Fri 31 May 2024
2:30 pm
Captioned in house by Southbank Centre
Pied Piper: A Hip-Hop Family Musical image

Get ready for an electrifying night of vocal wizardry for all the family; following the award-winning, five-star, smash-hit stage show and BBC film Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster, the BAC Beatbox Academy returns to the stage with brand new hip-hop musical Pied Piper, a raucous musical re-imagining of a medieval fairy tale.
It’s the eve of the mayoral election, and the kids of Hamelin aren’t happy. The mayor and owner of the local pie factory has imposed a music ban, and to make matters worse, there’s a serious rat problem.
But there have been whispers of a mysterious rat catcher in town: sometimes he plays a pipe, sometimes he uses a microphone. Can this curious stranger help Hamelin to find its voice once more?
Featuring a hugely talented cast of beatboxers, musicians and special guest performances from the local community, this show has already has an Offie (Off West End) Award in tow (Theatre for Young Audiences: Performance category).
A Battersea Arts Centre, Beatbox Academy & rODIUM Co-Production.
rODIUM Ltd is produced by Impossible Producing.
Conceived, written and co-directed by Conrad Murray.
Original performers and devisers: Conrad Murray, Kate Donnachie, Lakeisha Lynch-Stevens, Alex Hardie, Ananya Panwar, Aziza Amira Brown, David Bonnick Junior & Chris Maylor.
Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Gulbenkian Theatre, Belgrade Theatre, and ARCADE.
Pied Piper is supported by Arts Council England with additional funds from The Christina Smith Foundation, The John S Cohen Foundation, The Leche Trust, The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation and Youth Music.
BAC & rOdium would also like to thank the following individuals for their generous support of Pied Piper: Eric Bensaude, Alison and Chris Cabot, Justin Shinebourne.