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23 Nov 2012 - 24 Nov 2012 @ 7pm. Matinee Sat 24, 2pm.


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A new version of the classic fairytale byballetLORENT, written by Carol Ann Duffy and co-produced with Northern Stage.

A Sadler's Wells and New Writing North Commission, in association with Durham Book Festival.

A classic fairlytale retold, Rapunzel is as much for adults as it is for children.

A husband and wife. A cottage at the edge of a wood. The wife, expecting a longed-for baby, craves a plant that can only be found in the garden of a wicked witch. Fearing his wife will die he steals some and is caught red-handed. The Husband is forced to make a terrible decision. He promises to give the witch their as yet unborn baby.

Their baby girl.


Full of enchantment and emotion, this must-see dance production brings together a collection of world-class collaborators. BalletLORENT return after last year's sell-out production Underneath the Floorboards.

Choreographed and directed by Liv Lorent
Adapted by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy
Composer Murray Gold (Doctor Who)
Costume Designer Michele Clapton 
(Game of Thrones, Sense & Sensibility)
Narration specially recorded by Lesley Sharp 
(Clocking Off, Bob & Rose) 


'It promises to be the next Matilda, the must-get ticket for kids with standards.' 
The Times

'It is rare for a contemporary dance company to aim for tenderness, wonder and warmth; but you sense them in the work of Liv Lorent and that makes her a natural to create a piece for children'
The Guardian  

'sumptuous and entrancing'
British Theatre Guide 

'Everything about the production was fantastic'
Sheilds Gazette 

'This new dance version of Rapunzel by Newcastle-based balletLORENT looks and sounds wonderful, quality stamped through it as in a stick of rock.'
The Journal


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