balletLORENT present: Rumplestiltskin
Recommended Age 7+
Running time is 1 hr 50 including interval (37 mins, 20 min interval, 40 mins second half)
balletLORENT ‘s award-winning team who brought you Rapunzel and Snow White are back with an original adaptation of this beloved tale Rumpelstiltskin, directed by Liv Lorent and retold by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.
“What will you give me if I spin straw into gold for you?”
Combining spectacle and storytelling, this emotionally rich production spins a tale of greed, loss, adventure and love where the alchemist Rumpelstiltskin is outcast from his Kingdom until he is revealed to be ‘the true prince that he was’.
“…the spirit of his mother was with him always… her love for him was so strong that the boy learned to turn ordinary things into gold.”
A story of love, obsession, grief and reconciliation in a show made as much for adults as it is for children.
With a score by Doctor Who composer Murray Gold, costumes designed by Michele Clapton (Game of Thrones), narration by actor Ben Crompton, set design by Phil Eddolls, and lighting design by Malcolm Rippeth and Michael Morgan, this is dance theatre for 21st Century family audiences.
Performed by world-class inimitable balletLORENT dancers and a local intergenerational cast of children and older adults.