Pied Piper

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Times: 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 6pm, 7pm

Tickets: Pay What You Can (Recommended Price £12)*

*all orders will be subject to a transaction fee of £2.

Running Time: 70 mins (TBC)

Age Recommendation: For 6+ but all ages welcome

This event takes place in person in our Council Chamber.

A Battersea Arts Centre, Beatbox Academy & rODIUM Co-Production
Conceived, written and co-directed by Conrad Murray

Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Gulbenkian Arts Centre, Belgrade Theatre, and ARCADE. 

Following the award-winning, five-star smash-hit stage show and BBC film, Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster, the BAC Beatbox Academy returns to the stage with the world premiere hip-hop musical, Pied Piper. 

It’s the eve of the mayoral election, and the kids of Hamelin aren’t happy. The mayor and owner of the local pie factory has imposed a music ban, and to make matters worse, there’s a serious rat problem. But, there have been whispers of a mysterious rat catcher in town… sometimes he plays a pipe…sometimes a microphone. Can this curious stranger help Hamelin to find its voice once more? 

Pied Piper is a raucous musical re-imagining of a medieval fairy-tale. Featuring a hugely talented cast of beatboxers, musicians and special guest performances from the local community, get ready for an electrifying night of vocal wizardry for all the family. 


‘Brilliant. An old story made electrically alive’ ★★★★★ The Stage 

‘Mind Blowing… the space throbs with unimaginably complex harmonies and beats’ ★★★★★The Guardian 

‘Tremendous’ ★★★★★ The Observer 

Reviews for Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster 



This event takes place in person in our Council Chamber. This space is on the first floor, with step-free access via a lift.

If you have booked a ticket you will receive an email from us before your performance detailing important information about your visit.


If you require the assistance of a friend or helper to attend, we can make a free ticket available for your companion. You can book access companion tickets online or contact the Box Office to book by emailingaccess@bac.org.uk. 

To book a free access companion online:

  • log in to your account here
  • go to ‘Other preferences’ and tick ‘I require a personal assistant/companion’.
  • Choose the performance, date and seats you would like and if you add at least 2 tickets to your basket, then one of these will automatically become free.


BSL interpreted performance: 28 October, 6pm. Interpreted by Sumayya Si-Tayeb.
Find out more about BSL interpreted performances.


  • This performance uses haze
  • This performance contains references to mild peril and threat
  • There will be talking over music
  • There will be loud music and sounds
  • There will be flashing lights and lights in audience eyes
  • There will be moments of darkness
  • There are moments of audience participation

All performances will be Relaxed. We invite you to make yourself comfortable and move around if you need to and if you need to leave the performance at any point you will be allowed to return to the space when you feel ready.

Pre-show Information



Written, composed & musically directed by Conrad Murray
Concept & story co-created by Conrad Murray & Lara Taylor
Co-Directed by Conrad Murray & Ria Parry
Producer (freelance) Siobhán McGrath
Production Manager Jack Boissieux
Movement Director by Gavin Maxwell 
Dramaturgy by Lisa Goldman 
Set & Lighting Design by Ben Pacey 
Costume Design by Erin Guan 
Sound Design by Ed Clark
Sound Engineer Thomas Wasley
Stage Manager Lucy Ventham
Assistant Stage Manager Amy Blower

rODIUM Ltd is produced by Impossible Producing 

Original performers and devisers: Conrad Murray, Kate Donnachie, Lakeisha Lynch-Stevens, Alex Hardie AKA Apollo, Ananya Panwar, Aziza Amira Brown & David Bonnick Junior.

Performers: Conrad Murray, Kate Donnachie, Lakeisha Lynch-Stevens, Alex Hardie AKA Apollo, Celeste Denyer, Aziza Amira Brown & David Bonnick Junior.

Pied Piper is supported by Arts Council England with additional funds from The Christina Smith Foundation, The John S Cohen Foundation, The Leche Trust, The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation and Youth Music. 

BAC & rODIUM would also like to thank the following individuals for their generous support of Pied Piper: Eric Bensaude, Alison and Chris Cabot, Justin Shinebourne. 

Pied Piper in rehearsals

We believe in making our shows accessible to as many people as possible.

We offer tickets on a Pay What You Can basis for the majority of performances throughout the year. Tickets usually start at £8, and we have recommended pricing to help you to choose a price that works for you.

We know that ticket price is a huge barrier for some, and the Pay What You Can model offers people who can afford to pay the recommended price or more the chance to support others who can’t.

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