Louise Gold appeared in this Rock version of The Pied Piper Of Hamlin, at The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, 1 to 26 August 1978
The Pied Piper -
Johnny Ratten (A Punk Rat) - David Brenchley
Navratilova (A Champion Rat) - Lally Percy
Dirty Rat (A Greaser) - Jonathon Evans
Eratica (A Sexy Rat) - Sue Lynne
“Sir” Rat (A Teacher Rat) - Elwyn Johnson
Jenny Regratter Rein (A French Rat) - Donna Mann
Prat (A Stupid Rat) - James Matthews
Bubonic (A Courier Rat) - Steve Hatton
Errate (A Wrong Rat) - Louise Gold
Ratatouille (A Rat with Culinary Aspirations) - Dierdre Dee
Baby Rats -
The People Of Hamlin
The Mayor - Brian Hewlett
Fritz Swift (His
Mr Beckenbaur - Don Dryden
Mrs Beckenbaur - Felicity
Hans (Their Son) - Brian Conley
Children Of The Town - Emma Britchnell, Catherine Boulton, Caroline Brown, Angela Codling, David Collier, Sue Costello, Paula Devlin, Jayne Fennell, Margery Georges, Susan Gough, Deborah Griffin, Sonje Freen, Sara Harlock, Altin Leonce, Antony Lewis, Tony McBride, Claire Prewer, Jackie Schoolin, Sophia Shoush, Gillian Turner, and, Deborah White
The actors playing “The Rats” also doubled as a chorus of additional townspeople.
Based on - The Pied Piper Of Hamlin by Robert Browning
Director - Paul Tomlinson
Musical Director - Bob Webb
The Band - Franc
Choreographer - Lorelei Lynn
Designer - David Knapman
Wardrobe - Jill Pennington
1. Squeak! - The Rats (The Rats)
2. Rats - The Company (The Cast)
3. Rasta Waltza - The Rats (The Rats)
4. I Enjoy Being A Mayor - The Mayor and Fritz (Brian Hewlett and Graham Hoadly)
5. Look At Our Lives - Mr and Mrs Beckenbaur (Don Dryden and Felicity Harrison)
6. Rouse Up Sirs - Mr Beckenbauer and the Company (Don Dryden and the Cast)
7. The Sound Of A Rat - The Company (the Cast)
8. The Piper’s Song - The Piper, Hans, and, Mrs Beckenbaur (Paul Da Vinci, Brian Conley, and, Felicity Harrison)
9. Piper’s Rock Song - The Piper (Paul Da Vinci)
10. One, Fifty Thousand - The Mayor and Townsfolk (Brian Hewlett and Cast)
11. Alley Rats - Johnny Ratten and the Rats (David Brenchley and The Rats)
12. I’m A Rat And I’m Proud - Bubonic and the Rats (Steve Hatton and The Rats)
13. We Are Marching - The Company (the Cast)
14. The Rats Have Gone - Mr and Mrs Beckenbaur, Hans, and the Company (Don Dryden, Felicity Harrison, Brian Conley and the Cast)
15. The King Of The World - The Piper and the Company (Paul Da Vinci and the Cast)
16. Rock The Steeple - The Company (the Cast)
17. Folks Who Put Me In A Passion - The Piper (Paul Da Vinci)
18. Pay Him - The Townsfolk (The Cast)
19. Come Sister And Brother - The Piper and Choir (Paul Da Vinci and the Cast)
20. We Are Marching (reprise) - The Choir (the Cast)
21. How Or Why - Hans (Brian Conley)
22. You Stand Accused - The Mayor and Rats (Brian Hewlett and The Rats)
23. If You Don’t Give Nothing - Errata and the Rats (Louise Gold and The Rats)
24. Go To The Hills
- The Mayor, Mr and Mrs Beckenbaur (Brian Hewlett, Don Dryden,
25. If You Don’t Give Nothing (reprise) - The Piper (Paul Da Vinci)
26. There’s A Town - The Company (the Cast)
The show was a rock version of The Pied Piper Of Hamlin.
Actor Graham Hoadly has a long association with this particular Theatre.
Brian Hewlett is of course best known for his radio work in The Archers on BBC Radio 4.
It is unlikely that Catherine Boulton of the Towns Children would be the same as Kathryn Boulton who appeared in the childrens choir in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Reading Production).
It is not known whether the David Collier of the Towns Children could have been the same as the Dave Collier who was a camera assistant on Transmission: Impossible With Ed And Oucho.
“Brian Hewlett as the Mayor, Graham Hoadly as the town clerk straight
out of commedia, Felicity
Links about Squeak!
The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch’s page for the show (from which most of the information on this page originates): http://www.queens-theatre.co.uk/archive/squeek1978.htm
Agency Licensing Campaign (article in The Stage): http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/newsstory.php/31022/theatre-stars-back-campaign-for-talent-agency, and Online Petition (which anyone who supports it can sign): http://www.gopetition.com/petition/41085.html , seeing as Brian Hewlett is among the stars backing this worthy campaign.