A fantastic Cantata by Nigel Hess, based on The Pied Piper Of Hamelin by Robert Browning, Rats! is a new take on the story with original, memorable music and witty lyrics. The rats who plague Hamelin are scurrilous punks but fortunatly 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.
Including eight parts plus chorus, the vocal score contains a Piano accompaniment with Flute solo, drums ad lib and optional Guitar. There are 15 modern songs including The Rat Race Rules, A Capital Fellow and Sing With the World.
Rats! is a fantastic musical for children of all ages. We performed it at Stagecoach theatre school Hastings for our summer workshop and the students loved it! The scenes can be rehearsed in easily manageable groups and there is enough to keep everybody busy throughout the whole show. But be warned - the songs will stick in your head for weeks! I definitely recommend this one if you want to appeal to a wide age range.
Avril Crawford - (Hastings, United Kingdom)