AUDIENCES are in for a New Year treat as Kneehigh Theatre brings its inventive new production of Rapunzel to West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds from February 20-23.
This dark fairytale by Annie Siddons is a new telling of a traditional favourite.
Rapunzel is directed by Emma Rice, whose production of Brief Encounter delighted Playhouse audiences last autumn and can be seen in London’s West End from February.
A fierce, funny and brave heroine fights for her independence, while her handsome and good hearted prince has to find hidden depths to win his one true love.
With characteristic fun, puppetry, physical theatre, live music and animation, Kneehigh Theatre creates a special folktale of loveable rogues, magic pigs, evil brothers and of course, enduring love, set in an Italian landscape.
Rapunzel has an original score by Stu Barker, performed live by the company on an assortment of instruments. The production plays ‘in the round’, the audience will be invited to sit on hay bales and seats encircling the action and an aroma machine will fill the air with exotic smells.