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Rumpelstiltskin is re-imagined as a fantastic fairytale, with theatrical spectacle, rocking music and supreme silliness. Full of twists and turns, it’s a whole new spin on a heart of gold sure to delight the entire family this winter.

Spinning straw into gold is a party trick that will take you far. It can buy you a big house full of beautiful things, a wardrobe of designer clothes and a life of total luxury, but money, as they say, can’t buy you everything.

Two best friends are torn apart by desire for the things they cannot have. This is the story of the ultimate price of greed.

The exquisitely mercurial Australian singer and cabaret star Paul Capsis stars as a shape-shifting imp whose thirst for vengeance may well undo him.

Presented by The Windmill Theatre Company and State Theatre Company SA.

Customer Reviews

15 reviews
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7 Jan 2019

A totally incomprehensible story redeemed by the innovative production. Staging something called "Rumplestiltskin" at Christmastime implies a connection of some sort with the familiar story. There was no such connection here, consistent with the unfathomably of the plot. If we as regular theatregoers of pensionable age were left stumped, what about the very young? Or was it assumed that the visuals would be sufficient to entertain them for 2 hours? Despite this, full marks for actors, the vocals and the performance (if not the memorability) of the music.

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6 Jan 2019

Not true to the original fairy tale. If it was not for the Theatre and the available A&V resources this, would have been very poor. Take the show out of this Premier environment and it really would have struggled.
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5 Jan 2019

This was a nice fun show - it was colourful and surprisingly modern at times. The cast was very vibrant and talented. A ready good night.

Maria Sanchez
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2 Jan 2019

The singing was fantastic but the show was not great!!

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30 Dec 2018

A musical? A play? A pantomime? All of those things! A very colourful production, almost psychedelic staging and an energetic cast update this traditional story and make it relevant to contemporary audiences of all ages. A great afternoon of theatre.



Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX

Cancellation Policy

No exchanges or refunds after booking. 

How Does It Work

Please print confirmation email and bring along with you to your performance. 

Suitable For Children

For ages 8+.

When Can I Go

13 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019

Where Do I Go

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX