Add some sparkle, and a little bit of magic, this Christmas with The Egg’s classic story of Rapunzel
As has become a Christmas tradition, this year the egg once again welcomes in a classic story, injects a pinch of a sparkle, and reinvents it into something new, something modern and something magical. This year, they’re letting their hair down to bring Bath a shining musical version of Rapunzel!
This is the story of an orphaned baby rescued by an eccentric herbalist who raises her as her own. However, this act of love comes with a price. When Rapunzel blossoms into an independent young woman, her mother confines her to a tower to protect her from the prying eyes of the world. Rapunzel will need to call on all her strength, wit and determination to escape and find her one true love.
Adapted by London-based powerhouse, Annie Siddons, for her young daughters in 2005, Rapunzel was picked up by Kneehigh in 2006 and did two London runs before touring the UK and US. It has since been remounted eight times and now comes to the egg for a month-long run. Her other credits include Raymondo and How (Not) to Live in Suburbia, which played Summerhall 2016 before two sell-out runs at the Soho Theatre in 2017.
Taking the helm is director Nik Partridge who is no stranger to the egg, having previously directed the beloved early years’ Christmas show, Snow Mouse (which also returns this winter). Outside of the egg, Nik is currently a JMK Director Practitioner for the South-West region, and has previously been Staff Director at Theatre Royal Plymouth and Director-in-Residence at Tobacco Factory.
Packed full of hilarious comedy, songs, a magic pig and plenty of princes, this is one hair-raising experience not to be missed this Christmas.
Rapunzel is sponsored by King Edward’s School Bath, a school full of creative possibilities, committed to nurturing young talent across music, dance and drama. King Edward’s is delighted once again to sponsor this year’s Christmas production.
The show will run from Fri 6 Dec – Sun 12 Jan in the egg theatre. Tickets start from just £15 for children and is for audiences aged 7 and up.