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Rumpelstiltskin single work   drama   fable   - 2 hours
Note: Based on the tales by the Brothers Grimm
Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'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 …

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

'The exquisitely mercurial Paul Capsis stars as a shape-shifting imp whose thirst for vengeance may well bring him undone.

'He joins the creative team that spun theatrical gold with the Helpmann Award winning Pinocchio, which took the Big Apple by storm after rocking Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. Rosemary Myers, Julianne O’Brien, Jethro Woodward and Jonathon Oxlade take on a new and equally fantastic fairytale, with their unique brand of theatrical spectacular, pumping music, extravagant performance and supreme silliness.

'Full of twists and turns, it’s a whole new musical spin on a heart of gold for ages 8–108.' (Production summary)

Production Details

  • Presented by State Theatre Company and Windmill Theatre. Performed at the Dunstan Playhouse, State Theatre of South Australia. World premiere : 11 –- 30 October 2016.

    Director & Co-Writer Rosemary Myers

    Co-Writer Julianne O’Brien

    Designer Jonathon Oxlade

    Composer and Musical Director Jethro Woodward

    Lighting Designer Gavin Norris

    Choreographer Carol Wellman Kelly

    Cast includes Michaela Burger, Paul Capsis, Elena Carapetis, Ezra Juanta, Alirio Zavarce

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Impish Ambiguity Rosemary Neill , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 October 2016; (p. 6)

— Review of Rumpelstiltskin Rosemary Myers Julianne O'Brien 2016 single work drama
A Fable for Our Times Murray Bramwell , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 October 2016; (p. 14)

— Review of Rumpelstiltskin Rosemary Myers Julianne O'Brien 2016 single work drama
Impish Ambiguity Rosemary Neill , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 October 2016; (p. 6)

— Review of Rumpelstiltskin Rosemary Myers Julianne O'Brien 2016 single work drama
A Fable for Our Times Murray Bramwell , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 October 2016; (p. 14)

— Review of Rumpelstiltskin Rosemary Myers Julianne O'Brien 2016 single work drama
Last amended 10 Oct 2016 06:12:52
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