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A Battersea Arts Centre, Beatbox Academy & rODIUM Co-Production

Pied Piper

Conceived, written and co-directed by Conrad Murray

Wed 17- Sat 20 April 2024

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

The Observer


Special Credits:

Concept & story co-created by Conrad Murray & Lara Taylor

Co-Directed by Conrad Murray & Ria Parry

Assistant Director Amelia Thornber

Tour Producer Bethany Cooper

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 Amy Blower

Assistant Stage Manager Olivia Boyd


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 & Alex Hackett AKA ABH.


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.