Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Rapunzel’s hair is out of control. It doesn’t matter what she does with it, it’ll never stay in one place. As Rapunzel comes of age, her loving but overbearing mother locks her in a tower to protect her from the world beyond their garden. But, like her hair, Rapunzel is not one to be contained. With the help of a wild pig, her hapless lover, and some bumbling criminal types, Rapunzel will put her world, and the world beyond, to rights.

The colours and chaos of the blooming garden surrounding Rapunzel’s tower burst into the beautiful auditorium of the Citizens Theatre, created by the design team behind the 5-star A Christmas Carol. An abundance of colourful characters run amok through the sunny Italian countryside, played by a motley troupe of actors performing original songs and music live on stage.

Schools Performances

We have several Schools performances in early December: Wed 2 Dec - 10am & 1.30pm Thu 3 Dec - 10am & 1.30pm Fri 4 Dec - 10.30am Tue 8 Dec - 10am & 1.30pm Wed 9 Dec - 10am & 1.30pm Thu 10 Dec - 10.30am Fri 11 Dec - 10.30am Tue 15 Dec - 10am & 1.30pm Wed 16 Dec - 10.30am Thu 17 Dec - 10.30am

We have a special schools group rate of £8.50. Please download and return this schools booking form.

FAMILY DAYS

Sat 12 & Sun 13 Dec 10am - 12pm Join us for one of our lively, fun and informative family workshops, giving 6 - 12 year olds and their adult companions a behind-the-scenes view of our Christmas show.

MORE INFO

Dates

Sat 28 Nov 2015 @ 7.00pm
Wed 2 Dec 2015 @ 10.00am
Wed 2 Dec 2015 @ 1.30pm
Thu 3 Dec 2015 @ 10.00am
Thu 3 Dec 2015 @ 1.30pm
Fri 4 Dec 2015 @ 10.30am
Fri 4 Dec 2015 @ 7.00pm
Sat 5 Dec 2015 @ 2.00pm
Sat 5 Dec 2015 @ 7.00pm
Tue 8 Dec 2015 @ 10:00am
Tue 8 Dec 2015 @ 1:30pm
Wed 9 Dec 2015 @ 10:00am
Wed 9 Dec 2015 @ 1:30pm
Thu 10 Dec 2015 @ 10:30am
Thu 10 Dec 2015 @ 7:00pm
Fri 11 Dec 2015 @ 10:30am
Fri 11 Dec 2015 @ 7:00pm*
Sat 12 Dec 2015 @ 2:00pm*
Sat 12 Dec 2015 @ 7:00pm*
Sun 13 Dec 2015 @ 1pm*
Sun 13 Dec 2015 @ 5pm*
Tue 15 Dec 2015 @ 10.30pm
Tue 15 Dec 2015 @ 1:30pm
Wed 16 Dec 2015 @ 10:30am
Wed 16 Dec 2015 @ 7:00pm
Thu 17 Dec 2015 @ 10:30am
Thu 17 Dec 2015 @ 7:00pm*
Fri 18 Dec 2015 @ 7:00pm*
Sat 19 Dec 2015 @ 2:00pm*
Sat 19 Dec 2015 @ 7:00pm*
Sun 20 Dec 2015 @ 1:00pm*
Sun 20 Dec 2015 @ 5:00pm*
Tue 22 Dec 2015 @ 7:00pm*
Wed 23 Dec 2015 @ 2:00pm*
Wed 23 Dec 2015 @ 7:00pm*
Thu 24 Dec 2015 @ 1:00pm*
Thu 24 Dec 2015 @ 5:00pm*
Sat 26 Dec 2015 @ 2:00pm*
Sun 27 Dec 2015 @ 1:00pm*
Sun 27 Dec 2015 @ 5:00pm*
Tue 29 Dec 2015 @ 2:00pm*
Tue 29 Dec 2015 @ 7:00pm*
Wed 30 Dec 2015 @ 2:00pm
Wed 30 Dec 2015 @ 7:00pm
Thu 31 Dec 2015 @ 2:00pm
Sat 2 Jan 2016 @ 2:00pm
Sat 2 Jan 2016 @ 7:00pm
Sun 3 Jan 2016 @ 2:00pm

* = Peak performance

Preview 28 Nov
Audio Described 12 Dec, 2pm
Signed 11 Dec, 7pm
Captioned 19 Dec, 2pm

Wheelchair Access
Guide Dogs welcome
Induction Loop

PRESS

“Rapunzel has this oomph and a zest for life inside her. Everything she does comes from the heart, and she’s not afraid of anything.” Jessica Hardwick speaks to Neil Cooper about playing Rapunzel in The Herald

“It’s a show of real contrasts” Jessica Hardwick speaks to Mark Brown about what makes this production of Rapuzel unique in The Sunday Herald

Reviews

“delightfully unhinged adaptation of the Grimms’ tale”
Sunday Herald

“Jessica Hardwick’s Rapunzel is a beacon of light”
The Herald ★★★★

“a girl determined to go rockin’ in the free world”
The Scotsman ★★★★

Praise for previous Citizens Christmas productions

“A rich and satisfying seasonal treat.”
★★★★ The Guardian

“...in every way, from the captivating visual impact to the superb acting, this is the stuff of memorable theatre”
★★★★ The Herald

“Always a fun and engaging theatre experience for the whole family and an excellent alternative to traditional panto.”
Audience Member

“Always a magical experience that you get so absorbed and lost in. There is no Christmas show like the Citz!”
Audience member

“A great production and a great cast. Loved it from the first minute. The story was so well presented and credit to all involved. It is always a pleasant experience at the Citizens from the moment you walk through the door.”
Audience Member

  • Cast & Creative Team

    Director - Lu Kemp Designer - Rachael Canning Lighting Designer - Lizzie Powell Composer - Michael John McCarthy

    CAST Peter Collins Jessica Hardwick Keith Macpherson Hannah McPake Cat Myers Camrie Palmer Wendy Seager Ewan Somers

Running Time: 2 hrs 5mins
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