Rapunzel – October 2022

Sat 17 September 2022 - Sun 16 October 2022 at The Sydenham Centre
Show(s) at 3pm & 4.30pm
Show lasts approximately 55 minutes, suitable for families with children of all ages.

Tickets: £10 adults, £5 children (under 3s go free).
Includes options for Pay More or Pay Less, and TheatreGiving.

About the Show

Let down your hair with our latest all-singing, all-dancing version of the classic fairytale Rapunzel!

Present day south London: our heroine Rapunzel finds herself dreaming of becoming a hairdresser during the day, and locked in a towerblock at night… Can a passing African prince rescue her from her predicament and show her the world that has always been kept from her?

Featuring original songs and music by Paul Tornbohm, video effects by Joe Kaufman of Red Kite Films and costumes by Jackie Poulett, expect a highly original musical show from the makers of Tales of Beatrix Potter, Little Red Riding Hood: The Truth! and last December’s Beauty and the Beast. Creative director and co-writer Jonathan Kaufman is joined on this project by emerging Kenyan playwright Anita Ojukwu, here making her UK debut as co-writer.

After her debut as Peter Rabbit in our recent Tales of Beatrix Potter we’re delighted that Chioma Nwalioba is returning as Rapunzel, plus Spontaneous favourite Paul-D Stephenson (Tales of Beatrix Potter, The Gingerbread Man, Sinbad the Sailor) is the pampered African Prince Baraka. Last but not least, Darrie Gardner makes her Spontaneous debut as Rapunzel’s step-mother, the wicked Witch!

Audience Comments

What audiences have said about the show so far:

  • “Great show, beautiful costumes, music, acting. We all loved it”
  • “Loved the show, great production, music, dance and the cast. Really enjoyed myself and so did my niece. Looking forward to the next”
  • “Very entertaining”
  • “Great humour, very believable characters”
  • “Brilliant contemporary twist on Rapunzel. Great for kids!”
  • “We loved it!”
  • “Best yet!!”
  • “This was BRILLIANT”
  • “Awesome”
  • “Fab play!”
  • “Loved the South London take”
  • “Superb, it was hilarious, had the whole family in stitches”

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The Cast

PAUL-D STEPHENSON as Prince Baraka

The Credits

Costume design – Jackie Poulett
Choreographer – Olayinka Sobitan-Solomon
Video effects and set construction – Joe Kaufman of Red Kite Films
Produced and directed by Jonathan Kaufman

Thanks to Solomon Ajayi at Essence of Nature for the loan of hairdressing items

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