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Presented by Battersea Arts Centre, Beatbox Academy & rODIUM

A brand new show for Christmas from the spectacular BAC Beatbox Academy.

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 Gulbenkian Arts Centre with the world premiere of 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.

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

All performances will be relaxed performances, meaning all are welcome but the performances have subtle changes to the experience including:

  • Allowance for increased levels of movement and noise
  • Allowance for audience members to come and go as you please
  • People to help you find your seats

School bookings: Discounts and free teacher places available on this show. Please click here for our school enquiry form and we will get back to you.


Member discount available

Members get 40% off this production, making tickets £8pp, with no booking fee.

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Pied Piper

Wed 6 - Sun 10 December


ART31 takes its name from Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, which states that ‘Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities’.

ART31 is a vision created with, by, and for young people in Kent, championing the belief that all children and young people have an entitlement to access high quality arts and culture, to empower them to achieve their creative potential, and to genuinely engage young people as equal partners in any decision making that affects them.

The ART31 Youth Board is made up of young people from across Kent aged 13-25 who steer its governance, and influence policy and practice across the county and beyond, challenging the creative sector to examine existing ways of working and integrate young people into the core of their practice.

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