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The Pied Piper


  • Playwright

    Johnny Hanrahan  John Browne 

  • Notes

    An opera for children.

  • Synopsis

    A musical adaptation of the fairytale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, who uses music to lure the town's children from their homes, deep into the heart of a mountain.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    The original production also featured 16 child actors.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    11 March 1998

  • Producer

    Produced by The Ark

  • Original Venue

    The Ark

Original Cast  
The Pied Piper Brendan McCann
Mrs. Grumble Colette McGahon
The Mayor Orlando Schenk
The Lame Boy Michael Bennett
Production Team  
Director Johnny Hanrahan
Designer Joanna Taylor
Producer Phill McCaughey
Lighting Designer Trevor Dawson
Costumes Jacqueline Kobler
Costume Assistant Sinead Cuthbert
Musical Director John Browne
Musician Diarmaid Frain
Musician Lucy Perkins
Musician Roy Holmes
Musician Catriona Smith
Production Manager Ken Hartnett
Stage Director Michael Higgins(1)
Stage Manager Stephanie Ryan
Technical Assistant Mark Rooney
Set Construction Arena Construction
Scenic Artist Liz Barker

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Johnny Hanrahan

  • Address

    c/o Revere
    South Douglas
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.