This show toured the UK in 2015 and 2016 and was a huge hit with audiences. If you're interested in having The Town Mouse & The Country Mouse performed at your venue, please make an inquiry here.

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Synopsis

Show
The Town Mouse & The Country Mouse
Dates
10th November - 22nd February
Runtime
50 minutes approx
Director / Adaptor
Tina Williams
Redesign
Catherine Chapman
Suitable for ages 3+
The Town Mouse & The Country Mouse

Join two friends as they embark on an amazing journey and discover that sometimes new can be exciting, and different can be good! An enchanting story from Aesop's much loved and heart warming tale of, "The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse"

This show toured the UK in 2015 and 2016 and was a huge hit with audiences. If you're interested in having The Town Mouse & The Country Mouse performed at your venue, please make an inquiry here.

Watch the trailer!

The Town Mouse & The Country Mouse is available for future touring! Take a peak at our video trailer!

Stefan Stuart
Stefan Stuart
The Town Mouse

Stefan is an actor from and working in London. Previous credits include: The Spanish Tragedy (Lazarus Theatre), Are We Still Waiting For Godot (Closing The Gap), Promiseland (RAaW Theatre) and Earthquakes In London (CTW) Stefan has just finished producing and appearing in the web series ‘The Start Up’ with fellow castmate Tiana Khan. Stefan is super excited to be touring with Pied Piper Theatre Company and performing in some wonderful venues.

Tiana Khan
Tiana Khan
The Country Mouse

Tiana graduated from Royal Holloway University with a BA hons in Drama and Theatre Studies. Alongside her degree she trained in Theatre and Film with The Young Persons Theatre Company. Theatre credits include Changing Places (Time Won't Wait) Crystal Springs (Park Theatre), An Evening Of The Absurd: Are We All Still Waiting For Godot? (Camdens People's Theatre), Slingshot (Park Theatre), Only to God and History (Rag Factory). Film credits include: Steer Clear (Jackdaw), Ears (Cork Films), FestEvil (Paul Taylor), 50 Kisses-Red Light (Good Shout).

Tina Williams
Tina Williams
Director / Adaptor

Tina Williams is the Artistic Director of Pied Piper Theatre Company, which she set up in 1984 having trained as both an actor and a teacher. Tina has written, adapted, directed and produced over twenty five plays for the company including a large scale national tour of Anne Fine's "The Book of the Banshee", a community tour of "A Little Princess" involving eight actors and eight young people and her recent new plays "The Big ENORMOUS Present" and "Robin's Winter Adventure".

In 1994 Tina set up the Education Department at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford, which ran until 2008. As well as directing several co-productions with the Yvonne Arnaud she wrote and directed ‘Flash! Bang! Rabbit! for the youth theatre as a creative and cultural exchange with the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff.

Tina has been engaged as Artistic Director for several co-productions throughout the UK and internationally in Singapore. She also directed several seasons at The Fortune Theatre in London’s West End. She is currently writing two new plays for age four upwards.

Catherine Chapman
Catherine Chapman
Redesign

Catherine trained in Theatre Design at Nottingham Trent University.

Current design work includes: Princess and Pea (tutti Frutti), Wind In The Willows (York Theatre Royal), The Town Mouse & The Country Mouse (Pied Piper theatre Company).

Theatre production designs include: Robin’s Winter Adventure (Pied Piper theatre Company), The Fever Chart (Pilot Theatre), The Diver (Soho Theatre and Setagaya Public Theatre, Tokyo), Fly in the Ointment, Cover her Feet (Stephen Joseph Theatre), King Arthur, As You Like It, The Crucible (costume design), Wind In The Willows, Coram Boy, 1984, Keys to the Kingdom, Bouncers, September in the Rain, The Trial, The Hunchback of Notre Dame(York Theatre Royal), Rapunzel, Hare and Tortoise, The Girl who Lost her Smile (Tutti Frutti), The Feathered Ogre, Jack and the Beanstalk, Madame Butterfly (English Touring Opera Education).

Film work includes: The Knife that Killed Me.

Catherine works extensively with young people including youth theatre, community projects and working as an artist in schools.

Beatrice Galloway
Beatrice Galloway
Stage Manager

Beatrice is a young London-based Freelance Stage Manager, recently graduated from The Edinburgh School of Lighting, Sound and Stage Management. 

Shows she has worked on include Electric Dreams (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015),  Cuddles (UK Tour 2015), Found (The Hope Theatre), Megalopolitan (Vaults Festival), The Kiss of the Earth (The Cockpit Theatre, Greenwich Theatre, Stratford Arts House), Peter Pan (Kenton Theatre), and Starlore for Beginners & Other Plays (Theatre 503).

Beatrice also has experience working on events and was lucky enough to be part of the Stage Management team for The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. She has also more recently worked on the new feature film: The Lady in the Van. 

This is her first time working with Pied Piper Theatre Company.

Angela Gasparetto
Angela Gasparetto
Movement Director

Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, Angela is a movement director, director, performer and teacher. Recent projects include Sizwe Banzi is Dead at the Young Vic & UK Tour (as movement director) and Life on Wheels with circus company Bella Kinetica (as director). Other movement direction credits include: Love is Easy (music video; McFly); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Custom/Practice); The Kitchen (Fourth Monkey); Faith, Hope & Charity (Southwark Playhouse); Emma Thompson Presents: Fair Trade (Shatterbox). For Pied Piper Theatre Company: Great Gran's Great Games, My Big Little Sister and Robin's Winter Adventure. Angela is Course Director of Fourth Monkey's Two Year Rep Actor Training Programme.

Julian Butler
Julian Butler
Music

This is Julian's third show for Pied Piper Theatre Company. He has composed music for lots of theatre shows for children and young people, including Charlie and Lola's Best Bestest Play, Charlie and Lola's Extremely New Play and Gorilla (Polka Theatre, directed by Roman Stefanski), Up and Down (GaGa Theatre Company), The Paper Washi Wish and Little Sunshine, Little Rainfall (A Thousand Cranes Theatre), and A Christmas Carol (Lakeside Arts, Nottingham). He has written several musicals for young people including Beauty and the Beast, Red Riding Hood and Flat Stanley (with Mike Kenny, Engine House Theatre) and Run! A Sports Day Musical (with Lisa Evans, Polka Theatre).

Surrey Advertiser - Beautiful Story of Boy's Move to the Capital
★★★★★

There are currently no reviews of The Town Mouse & The Country Mouse, but here's a review from a previous production...

There could not be a better way than this, to introduce your young child to theatre. And unlike a number of other children's productions I've been to, this didn't put me to sleep either.

Robin's Winter Adventure is a beautiful production by The Pied Piper Theatre Company about Robin, whose parents are faced with the daunting prospect of moving from their idyllic life in a countryside village, to the big, scary city of London.

Robin, with the help of his bird, conquers his fear of the unknown and embarks on a beautiful adventure with renewed hope and joy. The three cast members are extremely versatile and hold the attention of the audience right to the end.

Matthew Tanner, the star of the show, brings to life the character of Robin, whose love of poetry and rhyme on the one hand, and fear of the unknown on the other, is beautifully portrayed by the extremely talented actor. Leanne Rowley and Andrew Utley, primarily the parents, also play other smaller parts in the play, moving from one to the other effortlessly. 

And what better way to hold the attention of young children than  to fly a beautiful red robin, with a little boy on its back, in their midst. The puppets, a core part of the play, make quite an impact, especially in the dream sequence where Robin flies to London, taking in the sights on the back of his companion, the red robin.

The script is beautifully written. Writer and Director Tina Williams in collaboration with poet Joseph Coelho creates a picturesque image of London through Robin's poem. Wintry London with the 'icicle shard' and the Thames resembling 'a frozen ribbon to the sea' at one point and then being 'choked by claws of smoke' on the other, captivates both children and adults. With minimal set it is the words that create most of the imagery and display the feelings of fear in the beginning and hope and desire in the end.

Namita Gandhi.

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