The company is based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, but tours extensively; and its regular appearances at Sadler’s Wells are always eagerly awaited.
The original Rumpelstiltskin story centres on a malicious imp-like creature with magical powers, who helps the miller’s daughter spin straw into gold to conquer a king, but exacts too high a price for his help. balletLORENT has turned that into a tale of love, loss and magical powers, where Rumpelstilskin is an outcast until he is revealed to be a true prince.
In other words, the titular character goes from villain to hero… and does so in the magical words of Carol Ann Duffy, narrated by the actor Ben Crompton, who’s best known perhaps for his work on Game of Thrones (and incidentally, is the husband of balletLORENT founder and director Liv Lorent).
The score is by Murray Gold (Doctor Who) and the lavish costumes were designed by Michele Clapton, also of Game of Thrones fame.
Bringing together so much proven talent, and with a proud record since its foundation 25 years ago, we have no hesitation in recommending balletLORENT’s Rumpelstiltskin as a treat for the entire family.
Age Guidance: 7+
|What||balletLORENT, Rumpelstiltskin at Sadler's Wells|
|Where||Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Angel (underground)|
30 Mar 18 – 31 Mar 18, 15:00 Sat also at 11:00 Dur.: TBC
|Price||£18 (children £12)|
|Website||Click here to book via Sadler's Well website|