TUE 24 - SAT 28 OCT, 6pm
Please note the performances on 24th and 27th October will be filmed.
Audience members will not be in the camera shot.
Tickets: from £10 (Limited availability so book early!)
balletLORENT ‘s award-winning team who brought you Rapunzel and Snow White are back this autumn with the world premiere 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?”
Rumpelstiltskin is the story of the outsider shunned for being different. He is the original supermutant, and fairytale X-man.
“…the spirit of his mother was with him always… her love for him was so strong that the boy learnedto 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 byMalcolm Rippeth and Michael Morgan, this is dance theatre for 21st Century family audiences.
Performed by 8 of balletLORENT’s professional dancers, who are joined by an inter-generational castof children (aged 5-9 yrs) and elderly people (aged 70+ yrs) who have been sourced through local primary schools, and community groups in the west end of Newcastle, Byker and Walker.
This really is a show for all the family!
“As a family show, this production is excellent” The Guardian on Snow White
Cast in rehearsals with local primary school children
Running time: 1hr 50mins (incl. interval)
Recommended age: 7+
Relaxed performance: Thu 26, 1pm
Post-show discussion: Thu 26 Oct (afer 6pm show)
Co-produced by Northern Stage and Sadler's Wells, and made here in Newcastle with the world-class inimitable balletLORENT dancers and a local intergenerational cast.