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The Pied Piper

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse and Regional Victoria Tour
9 Oct 2016 - 16 Nov 2016

A mysterious fellow helps a town overrun by rats by using his magical charm.

Based on The Pied Piper of Hamelin and Robert Browning’s classic poem, this enchanting new family production with a surprise happy ending is told through song in traditional operatic format written by Artistic Director Richard Mills. Adults and children from the community perform alongside Victorian Opera’s developing artists and a chamber orchestra to tell this classic story with new perspectives.

Composer Richard Mills


Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse

Thursday 28 July 2016, 6:30pm
Friday 29 July 2016, 6:30pm
Saturday 30 July 2016, 4pm

Running time is approximately 65 minutes

Regional Tour

Port Fairy
Sunday 9 October 2016, 2pm

Thursday 20 October 2016, 7:30pm

Thursday 27 October 2016, 11am, 7:30pm

Friday 4 November 2016, 6pm
Saturday 5 November 2016, 2pm

Friday 11 November 2016, 7:30pm

Wednesday 16 November 2016, 7:30pm

Cast & Crew

Creative team

Conductor Simon Bruckard
Director Derek Taylor
Set and Costume Designer Candice MacAllister
Lighting Designer Joseph Mercurio 

Cast - Melbourne

The Pied Piper Carlos E. Bárcenas
The Cat Stephanie John
Rosemary Sprig Elizabeth Barrow
Mr Mayor Nathan Lay
Mrs Mayor Fleuranne Brockway
Town Crier Jacob Lawrence
Beatrice Brittle Kirilie Blythman
Owl/General Rat Lisha Ooi

Cast - Port Fairy, Mildura, Warragul

The Pied Piper Carlos E. Bárcenas
The Cat Cristina Russo
Mr Mayor Kiran Rajasingham
Mrs Mayor Fleuranne Brockway
Town Crier Brenton Spiteri
Beatrice Brittle Kirilie Blythman
Rosemary Sprig Elizabeth Barrow
Owl/General Rat Shakira Tsindos
Chorus Leader Alexandra Ioan
Chorus Leader Michelle McCarthy
Chorus Leader Daniel Carison

Cast - Bendigo, Shepparton, Wodonga 

The Pied Piper Carlos E. Bárcenas
The Cat Michelle McCarthy
Mr Mayor Daniel Carison
Mrs Mayor Shakira Tsindos
Town Crier Brenton Spiteri
Beatrice Brittle Cristina Russo
Rosemary Sprig Elizabeth Barrow / Alexandra Ioan
Owl/General Rat Elizabeth Barrow
Chorus Leader Kirilie Blythman
Chorus Leader Fleur Brockway
Chorus Leader Kiran Rajasingam

Victorian Opera Chamber Orchestra

Flute Tamara Kohler
Oboe Jasper Ly
Clarinet Andrew Fong
Bassoon Colin Forbes-Abrams
French Horn Josiah Kop
Percussion Arwen Johnston
Piano Phillipa Safey 

The townsfolk, rats and school children are all members of local community choirs.

Cast and crew of The Piper Piper Regional Tour

Regional Tour supported by

Helen Macpherson Trust