Rats seen in Woldingham's Auditorium!

However, before you ring for the pest controller, don’t panic! We have managed to sort out the problem by means of some very nifty flute playing by a strange Pied Piper in last Friday’s Junior Production of Tales of Hamelin.

This was a really lively, toe-tapping musical production, with an exuberant and highly talented cast of girls from Years 8 and 9. Based on the poem ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’, written by Robert Browning in the same year as Woldingham School was founded in 1842, the enthralled audience was told the cautionary tale of what happens when you don’t pay your dues!

The music was played by a very talented band, led by musical director Catherine Usher, and the whole production was directed by Lyn Mann. The cast included a wonderfully witty storyteller, highly comic market traders, evil gangster-style rats sporting nifty striped suits and sunglasses, singing paparazzi, as well as a greedy Mayor and Mayoress, self-interested councillors and an assortment of all-singing, all-dancing villagers who all eventually fell under the spell of the mysterious and magical green and yellow clad piper with truly dire consequences.

The next major production from the Drama Department will be the Year 7 performance of The Peace Child on Thursday 28 June 2018 at 7.30pm. Book your tickets here.