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Available to stream on Sky Arts and Marquee TV.

Rating: PG

Film length: 01:20:49

An original adaptation of the beloved Grimm Brothers tale of Rumpelstiltskin, choreographed by Liv Lorent and retold by Carol Ann Duffy, filmed from a live performance at Northern Stage.

“What will you give me if I spin straw into gold for you?”

Rumpelstiltskin is the story of the outsider shunned for being different. He is the original super mutant, and fairytale X-man.

“…the spirit of his mother was with him always… her love for him was so strong that the boy learned to turn ordinary things into gold.”

A story of love, obsession, grief and reconciliation in a film made as much for adults as it is for children. This is dance theatre for 21st Century family audiences.

Rated: U

 It is a thing of magic and beauty ***** (David Whetstone, The Chronicle)

Winner of the Fantastic for Families Audience Choice Award

Produced by balletLORENT

Supported by:

The Space

Arts Council of England

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Post Show Talk

Artistic Director of balletLORENT Liv Lorent in conversation with Ben Crompton (narrator & dramaturg), Gavin Coward (Rumpelstiltskin), John Kendall (The King) and Toby Fitzgibbons (Shepherd) in April 2020.

balletLORENT is a versatile company that combines an inclusive approach with innovative storytelling and we were therefore pleased to commission the filming and capture of Rumpelstiltskin. The company was able to attract a stellar creative team, including a poet laureate, which enabled this classic fairytale to reach new audiences around the world. Following a positive run online, it was then acquired by both a UK broadcaster and streaming service - which is a testament to the quality of balletLORENT’s work. 
Sarah Fortesque,  Head of Distribution, The Space.

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cast and collaborators

See all of our talented dancers and collaborators, who’ve made Rumpelstiltskin 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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Gavin Coward
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Gwen Berwick
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John Kendall
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Juliet Thompson
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Malcolm Rippeth
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Maria Vincentelli
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Michael Morgan
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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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Raymond Roa
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Toby Fitzgibbons
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