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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.

Rapunzel After Dark

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Exclusively for adult audiences, Rapunzel After Dark is a bold retelling of a well-known fairytale by one of the world’s leading feminist poets, Carol Ann Duffy. It is a story for those who have a passion for the horror and hope in humanity, and is told from the perspective of the Wife, her Husband and a solitary gardening Witch, all of whom share a profound grief stricken longing for a child. 

Rapunzel After Dark is experienced through dance, incredibly emotional performances, exceptional design, music and narration by 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: 16+ (contains scenes of a sexual nature, partial nudity as well as depictions of grief and addiction)

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cast and collaborators

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

Alys North, performing with Solmaz North
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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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Gavin Coward
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Jenny Chrisp, performing with Maude Tyler
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John Kendall
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Lesley Sharp
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Lizzie Klotz, performing with Max Burton
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Malcolm Rippeth
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Megan Brown, performing with Morgan Hopkin-Brown
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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

Hippodrome

location

Darlington

date 17th May 2023

time 8:00 pm

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