balletLORENT presents


by Carol Ann Duffy

Fri 9 - Sat 10 Feb, 2024 Archive
A fresh and family-friendly retelling of Rapunzel by Carol Ann Duffy brought to you by leading dance theatre company balletLORENT.

balletLORENT is one of the best storytelling dance companies in Europe. For our 30th Anniversary tour we present one of our best loved fairytale productions – Rapunzel.

With emotional storytelling at its heart, Rapunzel delivers a fast paced and dynamic performance that captivates family audiences.

In this mighty production a red headed Rapunzel becomes entrapped in the tower, her beauty stays hidden from the outside world. A possessive witch and her pet creatures are Rapunzel’s only company until a Prince comes along, drawn by the sound of her sweet song…

With a large cast of dancers and children this sensational story creates an unforgettable performance that is both relatable in its emotions and fantastical in its design.

Full of fight, passion and longing, this beloved must-see fairytale brings together a collection of world-class collaborators; former Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, award-winning composer Murray Gold (Doctor Who; Gentleman Jack; It’s A Sin) and Michele Clapton, award-winning Costume Designer (Game of Thrones; The Crown; Mamma Mia). The score is performed by Northern Sinfonia.


Main House


Time: 6:30pm & 2:00pm
Age guidance: 5+

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Rapunzel by balletLORENT Trailer



Natalie MacGillivray

Prince / Creature

Gavin Coward


Virginia Scudeletti


Toby Fitzgibbons


Caroline Reece

King / Creature

John Kendall

Queen / Creature

Alicia Meehan


Director & Choreographer

Liv Lorent MBE


Carol Ann Duffy DBE


Murray Gold

Costume Designer

Michele Clapton

Set Designer

Phil Eddolls

Lighting Designer

Malcolm Rippeth


Ben Crompton

Creative Partner & Rehearsal Director

Geoff Hopson & Debbi Purtill