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Players Theatre & Players Workshop present RUMPELSTILTSKIN
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Rumpelstiltskin is a funny little man in love with golden-haired Gerta who only has eyes for the King. In this tale of words, you have to be careful how you choose to spin them.

Words are powerful things. Words can make and words can break. A name, a promise, a boast... all are incredibly potent once spoken, and this is a lesson Gerta learns the hard way.

Determined to impress King Gottfried, Gerta boasts of her ability to spin straw into gold. But when put to the task she fails to deliver. Desperate to continue this deception, she makes a promise she just won't keep. Her first born child to be delivered to Rumpelstiltskin if he turns straw into gold.

Catch this brilliantly inventive, musicalish adaptation of the well-known Grimm Brothers' classic.
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 Highlights of the Show

  • Rumpelstiltskin is an extraordinary piece of theatre for children, young people and families. It is stimulating, creative, and has social, literary, and cultural breadth.

  • Rumpelstiltskin incorporates outstanding puppetry, dynamic visuals, unique staging techniques, creative use of props, and imaginative effects. It also features elements of audience interaction..

  • Rumpelstiltskin is a play with strong educational value. It:

    • Deals with the power and potency of words.

    • Explores the notion of promises - made and broken.

    • Teaches the child to seek the true value of things. Not all that glitters is gold.

    • Encourages honesty and integrity in ones' dealings.

    • Stimulates the imagination and thinking outside of the box.

    • Nurtures in your child the joy of books and reading by linking the page to the stage.

    • Introduces children to the fairytale as a literary genre, drama as a theatrical genre, and the musical as a theatrical style.

  • Question & Answer Session. All our shows have a post-show Q&A session if possible. The Q&A helps young audience members consolidate their thoughts of the show, clarify any questions they might have on who, how, why and to ask the actors any questions about themselves or how theatre is made.

Players Theatre is pleased to be working with schools to supplement the Ministry of Education’s STELLAR Literacy programme with our literature based theatre exposure and experience performances.

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