Nigel Hess: Rats! The Musical (Cassette)

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Our Price: £8.95    Change Currency
Media: Cassette
Skill Level: Intermediate - Explain this
Composer: Nigel Hess
Catalogue #: CH58107


Based on The Pied Piper Of Hamelin by Robert Browning, Rats! is a new look at the story with memorable music and witty lyrics, as composed by Nigel Hess. The rats who plague Hamelin are punks and the Pied Piper has the charisma of a rock star!

Ideal for both Middle and Secondary schools with a genuine showbiz feel which has guaranteed appeal for audiences of all ages. There are 15 modern songs including The Rat Race Rules, A Capital Fellow and Sing With the World.

This is an accompanying cassette, containing backing tracks to the songs in the musical.

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Scores 4.5 out of 10 based on 2 reviews
4 out of 10


Very good musical especially for kids. But it stops absolutely there. Cassette is awful.
It's a shame that such good musical is only available in audio cassette! In this day and age nobody uses audio cassettes and of course the quality is absolutely rubbish and some parts of the tape is damaged with the consequence that the music hiccups at these points. Boo hiss!!!
Confirmed purchase: 12 January 2016
Published on: 03 February 2016
5 out of 10


Sherborne GB
At least the children can hear what the music should be like. It is an excellent show with witty numbers and an accessible way of introducing younger children to this classic poem.
Very fast tempo for rehearsal purposes. Therefore instrumental only numbers need to be slowed down. This musical needs to be produced on CD as few schools have the facility to play cassettes these days.
Confirmed purchase: 24 April 2015
Published on: 12 May 2015

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Customer Rating The cassette arrived in perfect condition and played with no problems. But who uses cassette nowadays? I was very surprised to find there was no CD version of this great musical! I was hoping to use the recording as a backing track at school but it is far too fast for the children to sing along to, which is a shame. So, did I get what I ordered? Yes, and 5 stars for efficiency. Does it do what I wanted it to do? Sorry, no not really.

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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 28/11/1989
Format: Classroom Musical
Length: Not specified
Language: English
Publisher: Chester Music
Lyricist: Jeremy Browne

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