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Our family friendly productions are suitable for all ages, and backgrounds. Bring your friends, children, parents and grandparents along for a magical production of dance and storytelling.

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For adults only, our after dark productions celebrate the human form and are an alluring homage to nocturnal entertainment.

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Rapunzel

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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.  

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+

cast and collaborators

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

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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Elin Manahan Thomas
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Gavin Coward
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John Kendall
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Lesley Sharpe
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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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venue

Northern Stage

location

Newcastle upon Tyne

date 29th September 2022

time 6:00 pm

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date 1st October 2022

time 2:00 pm

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date 2nd October 2022

time 2:00 pm

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