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A fresh and family friendly retelling of Rapunzel by Carol Ann Duffy brought to you by leading dance theatre company balletLORENT.  

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venue CAST

location Doncaster

date 8th September 2023

time 6:00 pm

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date 9th September 2023

time 2:30 pm

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venue Gala Theatre

location Durham

date 16th September 2023

time 2:30 am

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In this mighty production a red headed Rapunzel becomes entrapped in the tower because her hair grows so long, meaning her beauty stays hidden from the outside world. A possessive Witch and her pet Creatures are Rapunzel’s only company until a Prince comes along, drawn by the sound of her sweet song… 

Full of fight, passion and longing, this beloved must-see fairytale brings together a collection of world-class collaborators; former Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, award-winning composer Murray Gold (Doctor Who; Gentlemen Jack; It’s A Sin), and Michele Clapton, award-winning Costume Designer (Game of Thrones; The Crown; Mamma Mia). The score is performed by Northern Sinfonia. Full of colour and emotion, this spellbinding retelling is narrated by leading British actor Lesley Sharp (The Full Monty; Scott and Bailey; Three Girls) and is choreographed and directed by Liv Lorent MBE. 

Ages: 5+

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Past performances

Darlington (May 2023)

Professional artists with their children: Lucia Piquero Alvarez & Agata Castillo Piquero, Victoria Holtom & Max Chalk, Hannah Wintie-Hawkins & Mabel Wintie-Hawkins.

Children from Red Hall Primary School: Ava-Mae Wennington, Mia Conway, Heidi Davies, Leo Greaves, Kieran McDermid, Carter-James Green, Annalise Noye, Oakley Gale, Skye Fothergill, Sophie McGuire, Rory Britton.

Leeds (April 2023)

Professional artists with their children: Freya Newbegin & Maeve Newbegin, Zoe Katsilerou & Ioli Katsilerou Morris, Lois Woodhead & Marley Woodhead.

Children from Richmond Hill Primary Academy: Aseel Ahmed, Ademoye Testimony, Annabel Dallimore, Natalia Potok, Shay Stewart, Ava Anderson, Shreeansh Pradhan, Osamuyimem Omoma.

London (February 2023)

Professional artists with their children: Elly Braund & Orli Brahmania, Victoria Hoyland & Raphael Lamagna, Lucy Phelps & Louie Phelps, Jessica Wright & Jasper Stroppel.

Children from Heathbrook Primary School: Amelle Appiah, Anaiah Brown-Deans, Martha Davies, Genesis Edrozo, Constantine McCosh, Jasmine Newton, Alice Perdreira. 

Newcastle (September 2022)

Professional artists with their children: Lizzie Klotz & Max Burton, Alys North & Solmaz North, Megan Brown & Morgan Hopkin-Brown, Jenny Chrisp & Maude Tyler.

Children from the balletLORENT Youth Academy: Hayden Cook, Albie Crompton, Emmy Crompton, Cameron Earl, Alex Fashanu, Leonidas Fashanu, Yorsalem Haile, Phelisha Johnson, Joe Mayer, Iwinosa Mezzoli, Dara Okeowo, Grace Oloniyo, Liam Phillips, Otto Purtill Ritchie.

cast and collaborators

See all of our talented dancers and collaborators, who’ve made Rapunzel the spectacular production it is.

Alicia Meehan
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Ben Crompton
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Benedicta Valentina Mamuini
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Carol Ann Duffy
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Caroline Reece
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Emma Savoldelli-Harris
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Gavin Coward
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James Mounsey
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John Kendall
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Lesley Sharp
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Malcolm Rippeth
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Michele Clapton
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Murray Gold
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Natalie MacGillivray
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Phil Eddolls
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Toby Fitzgibbons
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Virginia Scudeletti
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