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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)

cast and collaborators

See all of our talented dancers and collaborators, who’ve made Rapunzel After Dark 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 30th September 2022

time 8:30 pm

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date 1st October 2022

time 8:30 pm

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