Thursday 20th Feb 2pm & 7pm / Main House


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.


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

Winner of the Fantastic for Families Audience Choice Award


Performance Dates and Times

Thursday 20th February 2pm & 7pm

Full Price: £10.00 | Child £7.50

(Premier seating available for an additional £1.00 per ticket)

Running time: 80 mins

Age Guidance: Suitable for all ages


Special Offer: Save 10% when you book for both the workshop & screening of Rumpelstiltskin by balletLORENT

Cast & Creatives

Stage Production Directed by Liv Lorent

Film Director – Jonathan Haswell

Choreography devised by Liv Lorent and in collaboration with the Dancers

Scenario Writer – Carol Ann Duffy

Composer – Murray Gold

Costume Designer – Michele Clapton

Set Designer – Phil Eddolls

Lighting Designers – Malcolm Rippeth and Michael Morgan

Narrator and Dramaturg – Ben Crompton

Child Narration – Albie Crompton


Produced by balletLORENT

Supported by:

The Space

Arts Council of England



Rumpelstiltskin – Gavin Coward

Shepherd’s Daughter – Natalie Trewinnard

King – John Kendall

Shepherd – Toby Fitzgibbons

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

We recommend you arrive in good time to collect any tickets – the Box Office will be open for 1 hour prior to any evening events in addition to daytime opening hours.

Parking is located to the rear of the Playhouse in the public car parks. Parking discs are required to be displayed until 6pm and are available from the Visitor Information Centre located within the Playhouse building. Please check individual car park signs for any time restrictions.

Grab a bite to eat at McKenna’s or why not relax and enjoy a drink in our Playhouse Bar? The bar will be open Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-10.30pm and serves an extensive range of drinks including draught and local bottled beers, wines, a specialist gin list and cocktails.