performance & dance
performance & theatre


Part of Winter

See the UK premiere of this retelling of a beloved family fairy tale, reimagined with lashings of magical mayhem, rocking music and supreme silliness.

In this groundbreaking theatrical spectacle that is anything but traditional, wonder at the visually stunning costumes, hyper-modern set and larger-than-life characters and delve into a fantastical world, fizzing with fun and laughs.

Although this show boasts oodles of style and entertainment, underneath the lavish exterior lies a vital lesson for all on the price of greed and revenge, and how love triumphs over hate. Spinning straw into gold may afford 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.

The exquisitely mercurial Australian singer and cabaret legend Paul Capsis stars as a shape-shifting imp whose thirst for vengeance may well undo him. He joins the team that brought you the award-winning Pinocchio, as they reinvent a new and equally fantastic fairy tale, stamped with their unique brand of storytelling.

This clever, contemporary and culturally engaging show has something for the whole family seeking something delightfully different this winter.

A Windmill Theatre Company and State Theatre Company South Australia production.

An absolute must-see
It assumes intelligence among its young audiences, who deserve to see art forms challenged in the same way that adults do.
Rumpelstiltskin just had an extreme makeover... sensational
A visually stunning world of magic and mayhem
The jokes keep coming, the kids keep laughing

Dates & times

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Queen Elizabeth Hall


£15 - £40
Special offer: under-16s go for £10
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 8+.

Special offer: book now and get children's tickets for £10. Valid for all price bands. Under-16s only.

Event information
There is a post-show discussion with members of the company after the performance on Friday 21 December.

Access information
The performance on Thursday 20 December at 7pm is British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted by Clare Edwards.

Audio Description is available during the performance on Saturday 29 December at 2pm. A Touch Tour is available to ticket holders before this performance, starting at 1pm. If you wish to attend the Touch Tour, please meet at the Ticket Office, Queen Elizabeth Hall, a few minutes before the tour is due to begin.

Touch Tours give people the opportunity to touch the sets, props and costumes to familiarise themselves ahead of the performance, and may be particularly good for blind and partially-sighted visitors. For further information please email

To join our free Access Scheme and book tickets for these services, call our Ticket Office on 020 3879 9555 or email
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