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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+

Our Guest Casts

Derby Theatre (Feb 2024)

Professional artists with their children: Libby Kenyon and Darla Bloom, Sophie Loosemore and Imogen Loosemore, Naomi Moore and Reeve Moore.

Children from Becket Primary School :

Cielo Newman-Lothian, Maddison Simpson, Tia-Rose Smedley, Mattia Loan Lupu, Xavian Noakes, Venkata Saisri Vedaansh-Batchu, Zion Tayoolowo, Barana Jamalinejad, Emi-Rae Horne, Drestas Makauskas, Samuel Bether-Taylor, Dhannvin Kummaresh

Durham (Sept 2023)

Professional artists with their children: Lizzie Klotz and Frank Burton, Alys North and Solmaz North.

Children from balletLORENT's Youth Academy: Emmy Crompton, Alex Fashanu, Leo Fashanu, , Joseph Mayer, Iwinosa Mezzoli, Dara Okeowo, Grace Oloniyo, Pheli, Liam Phillips, Ava Prince, Freya Prince, and and RÚT.

Doncaster (Sept 2023)

Professional artists with their children: Gemma O’Connor and Bonnie O’Connor, Olivia Roberts and Cillian Roberts, Alys North and Solmaz North.

Children from Bentley High Street Primary School: Micah Brown, Ava Canavon, Annabelle Clowes, Scarlet Fletcher, Eliza Harwood, Harry Lang, Victor Obinwa, Owen Pearman, Pippa Swan, Austin Wyatt Turner, Harley Waddoups.

Darlington (May 2023)

Professional artists with their children: Lucia Piquero Alvarez and Agata Castillo Piquero, Victoria Holtom and Max Chalk, Hannah Wintie-Hawkins and 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 and Maeve Newbegin, Zoe Katsilerou and Ioli Katsilerou Morris, Lois Woodhead and 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 and Orli Brahmania, Victoria Hoyland and Raphael Lamagna, Lucy Phelps and Louie Phelps, Jessica Wright and 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 and Max Burton, Alys North and Solmaz North, Megan Brown and Morgan Hopkin-Brown, Jenny Chrisp and 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.

Ben Crompton
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Berta Admetlla
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Carol Ann Duffy
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Caroline Reece
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Gavin Coward
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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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Montaine Ponceau
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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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