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Theatre of Widdershins - Rumpelstiltskin & The Snail of Destiny

by Theatre of Widdershins

31 Oct 2019-1 Nov 2019

Poor Polly Buckwheat, the Miller’s daughter, is in a bit of a pickle!  If she doesn’t turn a roomful of straw into gold by morning, the greedy King will turn a bit nasty.  But should she accept the kind help of an eccentric dwarf who mysteriously appears in her prison cell?

Of all the fairytale characters, Rumpelstiltskin has got to be the most mixed up.  He is helpful yet demanding;  secretive yet nosy;  short yet owning a name as long as his beard.  Not surprisingly, this story of transformation will make you laugh and gasp at the same time!

Using its trademark puppets, music, storytelling and transforming sets, Theatre of Widdershins aims to create gold on stage with this new version of the Grimm’s classic tale.

Relaxed Performance: Friday 1 November, 11.30am

Although the show is already a gentle theatre experience for ages 4 and up, the relaxed performance has some minor changes to welcome those who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, including people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability. Theatre of Widdershins shows don’t use any pyrotechnic or loud sound effects, the background music for this performance will be generally quieter, auditorium lights will remain on at a dimmer level and audience members are welcome to leave and re-enter the auditorium throughout the performance as needed.

Advisory age: Ages 4+