Whilst the tale of fair maiden Rapunzel may be as old as time itself, it is a production that is often not performed in Australia. But that is about to change these school holidays with Maria de Marco’s adaptation set to make Rapunzel hip again.
Thanks to EMU Productions, the producers who brought us the Australian premiere of Jungle Book – The Musical and the sell-out success of Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine, this is bound to be a Christmas pantomime that grabs you by the heart strings, especially for the younger members of the audience.
Rapunzel tackles the obvious tropes of love and finding a soulmate, but thanks to Maria’s exquisite writing manages to avoid all of the age-old puns and instead brings something new to the story for the Christmas season.
King Street Theatre, along with much of the Sydney arts scene, has pushed through a difficult year – so why not help spread the love festive cheer and support them during the most wonderful time of year? (JA)
Dec 17–23, 10.30am + 1pm. King Street Theatre, Level 1, 644 King St, Newtown. $15-$25, or $70 family pass. Tickets & info: www.kingstreettheatre.com.au