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The Queen Elizabeth Hall in London’s Southbank Centre will soon play host to a modern retelling of a 4,000 year old fairytale, ‘Rumpelstiltskin’. This beloved children’s tale will soon make its debut on the stages of London’s theatre scene, playing for a limited run from the 13th of December 2018 to the 6th of January 2019. This contemporary adaptation of Rumpelstiltskin will be brought to you by one of Australia’s leading theatre company’s Windmill Theatre Co, who are known for their “unique brand of theatrical spectaculars, rocking music, and supreme silliness.”
With an exquisite set, a brilliant storyline and larger-than-life characters, this onstage spectacle will transport you to a fantastical world full of laughter and fun. So if you want to experience something different but groundbreakingly spectacular this Christmas, look no further than ‘Rumpelstiltskin’.
About the Show
‘Rumpelstiltskin’ is based on the age-old German fairytale of the same name. Although on the surface of it, the storyline may seem quite harmless and childish, the script is actually written with a lot of subliminal meaning, in a ‘read between-the-lines’ kind of style. It tells the story of a King and the demands he makes of a poor, clueless young woman, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ beautifully portrays the ever-popular adage ‘love triumphs over hate’ and also teaches audiences a vital lesson on the price of greed and revenge.
This production stars the mercurial Australian singer and cabaret phenomenon Paul Capsis, as he joins the team that brought to West End, the award-winning ‘Pinocchio’. Having won a number of awards in Australia, including the Adelaide Theatre Guide Curtain Calls Award for ‘Best Show: Musical/Opera’ and the 2017 Ruby Award for ‘Best Work’, you can be sure that this modern, musical adaptation of Rumpelstiltskin will be highly riveting and hugely entertaining.
It begins with a poor miller who by happenstance manages to speak to the King. In their conversation, to make himself seem important and worthy, the miller lies and tells the King that he has a daughter who can spin straw into gold. The King, obviously very enticed by the idea, demands that the miller send his daughter to the castle so he can see for himself and put to test the crazy art that the miller claims his daughter can do.
As soon as the poor girl enters the castle, His Majesty locks in her dungeon, laden with straw, and demands to see the room filled with gold the next morning. If she fails, death awaits her. The girl, who has not the faintest idea how to turn straw into gold finds herself in a deadly dilemma. How is she going to withstand this? Will she cut a deal with the devil? Watch on to find out!
Recommended for ages 8 and above.
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre has a seating capacity of 916.
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
Rumpelstiltskin London Tickets
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Rumpelstiltskin London - Queen Elizabeth Hall Ticket Prices
Stalls: £30 - £40
Rear Stalls: £24 - £30
Rumpelstiltskin London Lottery, TKTS, Day Seats
Apart from getting tickets for Rumpelstiltskin online, there are other ways to obtain West End tickets for cheap, such as:
TKTS: The TKTS booth obtains its inventory directly from the theatre based on availability, and sells them for cheap.
Rumpelstiltskin London TKTS
TKTS booths offer discounted tickets for certain shows, and can only be collected in person. Unlike New York, there is only one TKTS booth in all of London. You can check the availability of tickets for the show of your choice at the official TKTS website.
Rumpelstilskin TKTS tickets will be available once the show premieres.
LOTTERY: The winner takes it all! You can try your luck to obtain tickets for a performance on the same day at discounted rates!
Rumpelstiltskin London Lottery
Currently, no lotteries are available for this show. Keep a tab on this space for more details.
DAY TICKETS: These are tickets that are made available at the theatre on the day of the show.
Rumpelstiltskin London Day Tickets
Day Seats are discounted tickets that are available for purchase, and are to be used, on the same day at the theatre. Please note that the availability of tickets is based on the discretion of the Queen Elizabeth Hall Box Office, and may not be available for all shows.
Day Seats at Queen Elizabeth Hall are currently unavailable for purchase. They will be made available once the show opens.
Q: Is there a way to purchase Rumpelstiltskin London TKTS tickets online, instead of waiting in line at the TKTS booths?
A: Unfortunately, no. The only way to purchase tickets is in person at the TKTS booth in Leicester Square.
Q: What time should I arrive at Queen Elizabeth Hall?
A: Doors open 45 minutes before show time. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before curtain.
Q: Can I take photographs or videos of the show?
A: The use of cameras (still and video) and sound recorders is not allowed inside the theatre.
Q: What do I wear to the show?
A: There is no specific dress code. Formal attire is not required; semi formal or smart casual is recommended.
Q: Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted Rumpelstiltskin London tickets?
A: When booking with Headout, you will get to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view. However, if you opt to try and win lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.
About Queen Elizabeth Hall
The Queen Elizabeth Hall is a popular music venue, and forms a part of the Southbank Centre, just off of River Thames. It is home to daily classical, jazz, and avant-garde music and dance performances, however, the building is more popular thanks to its wacky shape. This hall officially opened in 1967, with a concert by Benjamin Britten, but since then has seen legendary musicians and artists take its hallowed stage, including the likes of Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, New Order and David Bowie, just to name a few.
Interestingly enough, this 900-odd seater venue currently stands on what once used to be a 19th century tower that manufactured ammunition for guns. One thing is for certain - if you choose to watch a performance here, it is sure to be a blast!
Location: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX, UK