The Pied Piper

About the Play

A medieval legend tells us about the strange flute player who came to the town of Hamelin to free her of a plague of rats. When he was cheated and did not receive the agreed price, he took revenge and after the rats he lured also the children out of the town with his magic flute. But who was the mysterious pied piper of Hamelin really? A sorcerer, a ghost, a fool? Where did he come from, where did he bring the children? Michael Ende tells us the legend of the mysterious stranger anew and finds a surprising answer to all of these questions.


  • First published in: 1993
  • Theatre rights:
    Verlag für Kindertheater
    Max-Brauer-Allee 34
    22765 Hamburg
    Tel.: 040 / 60 79 09 916
    Fax: 040 / 60 79 09 51
    Ansprechpartnerin für Aufführungsgenehmigungen: Juliane Lachenmayer

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Theaterhaus Dortmund, 26 September 1993. Music: Wilfried Hiller, based on the libretto: Michael Ende. Mit Giora Feidman, Martha Mödl, Zelotes Edmund Toliver. Philharmonic Orchestra Dortmund. Conductor: Laurent Wagner. Director: Heinz Luk

Further Performances


Not yet adapted as a musical.

Puppet Theater

Not yet adapted for puppet theater.