Our Shows

Hare and Tortoise
Hare and Tortoise - Now Playing!
A delightful adaptation of Aesop's fable about opposites, time and friendship for children aged 3+ and their families.

Ready? Steady? Go!

But who's the fastest; who's the best? Who will finally win the race? Younger, fitter, faster Hare - tearing around, unable to wait - or slow and steady Tortoise - taking the time to look at the stars?

Find out in this funny, tender, award-winning adaptation of the well-loved story as we journey through the seasons from bud-bursting spring to snow-falling winter in a production brimming with music, movement & colour.
The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch
The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch - 2017/2017
The first in Pied Piper's new strand of work 'Story in a Suitcase;, for small studio theatres, festivals and libraries.

Music...Mayhem...Mustard!

Packed with live music, audience participation, and all the sights and sounds of the sea this much loved story is brought to life for children aged 3+, their friends and families.

Join us for an all new musical storytelling extravaganza to celebrate 40 years of Ronda and David Armitage's The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch.

For lighthouse keeper, Mr Grinling, lunch is the highlight of the day. But Mr Grinling isn't the only one who enjoys the delicious food. Some greedy seagulls keep stealing his lunch! Can Mr and Mrs Grinling come up with a plan to stop them?

'What could stop the seagulls pecking?
Stop them eating up my lunch?
My delicious food they're wrecking
As they gobble, crunch, and munch!'

Dates
1st March 2017 - 5th August 2017
Mrs Grinling
Nicola Sangster
Mr Grinling
Gareth Cooper
Suitable for ages 3+
The first in Pied Piper's new strand of work 'Story in a Suitcase', for small studio theatres, festivals and libraries.
Snowflakes
Snowflakes - 2016/2017

A co-production with Oxford Playhouse.

Mia has come to live with her Grandma far away from where she was born. It isn't at all like her old life in the city and at first she feels different from the new children she sees. But when she watches the snow falling, Mia realises that she is just like one of the snowflakes - unique and perfect in her own way. A show that celebrates the specialness in everyone from Cerrie Burnell, the well-loved CBeebies presenter and best-selling children's author.

Dates
15th November 2016 - 12th February 2017
Director
Tina Williams
Suitable for ages 3+
Available for studio Christmas/Winter Seasons
Burglar Bill
Burglar Bill - 2016/2017
Inspired by Janet and Allan Ahlberg's beautiful picture book. The fun and well defined characters are brought to life on stage with an exciting set design, puppets, and original music and songs.

Who's that creeping down the street?
Who's that climbing up the wall?
Who's that coming through the window?
Who's that....It's Burglar Bill

Come and join The Pied Piper Theatre Company this autumn and winter as we bring this classic tale to life!
Dates
19th November 2016 - 5th February 2017
Director
Tina Williams
Music
Julian Butler
Suitable for ages 3+
Show not currently touring
The Town Mouse & The Country Mouse
The Town Mouse & The Country Mouse - 2015/2016

Join two friends as they embark on an amazing journey and discover that sometimes new can be exciting, and different can be good! An enchanting story from Aesop's much loved and heart warming tale of, "The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse"

This show toured the UK in 2015 and 2016 and was a huge hit with audiences. If you're interested in having The Town Mouse & The Country Mouse performed at your venue, please make an inquiry here.

Dates
10th November 2015 - 22nd February 2016
Director / Adaptor
Tina Williams
Redesign
Catherine Chapman
Suitable for ages 3+
Available for touring. Please be in contact for details
Robin's Winter Adventure
Robin's Winter Adventure - 2014/2015

A young boy's incredible journey with a feathered friend. But will facing his fears turn out to be the greatest adventure of all? This is an uplifting tale of change, bravery and friendship told with puppetry, poetry, music and magical design, for ages 4+ and their families. Join Pied Piper Theatre Company for a new play celebrating 30 years of outstanding children's theatre.

Robin's Winter Adventure is available to return for a Christmas run. If you're interested in having this production at your venue, please make an inquiry here.

Dates
10th November 2014 - 21st February 2015
Writer / Director
Tina Williams
Writer
Joseph Coelho
Suitable for ages 4+
Available for Christmas seasons. Please be in contact for details
Care of Henry
Care of Henry - 2013/2014

Hugo has to choose who to stay with while his mum's having a baby. Granny? Mrs Mariposa next door? Uncle Jack? Who will care for him - and his dog Henry - the best?

Dates
1st November 2013 - 22nd February 2014
Author
Anne Fine
Director
Roman Stefanski
Suitable for ages 4+
Show not currently touring
My BIG Little Sister
My BIG Little Sister - 2012/2013

Tom says he can't understand his little sister Ruby. She always wants to be someone else: a pop star, a model, a princess... Ruby says she just wants to be a grown-up, with no one telling her what to do, how to dress and where to go... Mum says you should be careful what you wish for....!

Dates
29th October 2012 - 2nd March 2013
Director
Lawrence Evans
Writer
Tina Williams
Suitable for ages 3+
Show not currently touring
Great Gran's Great Games
Great Gran's Great Games - 2011/2012

Frankly, Ollie can’t see the point of his Great Gran; and now it’s even worse. She fell and hurt her hip and had to come to stay. Ollie has had to give up his room. And what can she do? She can’t run, jump, skate, anything. She can hardly stand. However she can do something he can’t. She can swim. In fact, she can do it rather well. There was a time she did it at the Olympic Games in London. No! Not those Olympic Games. The other ones in 1948.... When the athletes had to bring their own towels! 

Dates
31st October 2011 - 3rd March 2012
Writer
Mike Kenny
Director
Tina Williams
Suitable for ages 6+
Show not currently touring
Laura's Star
Laura's Star - 2010/2011

Laura has always wanted someone special to share her secrets with.  One night she finds a star lying broken, on the pavement.  Tenderly, she takes the star home.  As it glows warmly in her hand she knows that she will be able to tell it all her secrets.  But when she wakes up the next morning, the little star has disappeared.  Was her friend just a dream?  In this magical story a lonely girl learns that friendship sometimes means letting go of your most precious treasures. Pied Piper’s acclaimed production brings to live this much loved children’s book with live music and puppetry.

Dates
9th November 2010 - 26th February 2011
Adapted and Directed by
Tina Williams
Designer
Jane Linz Roberts
Suitable for ages 4+
Show not currently touring