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A new take on the classic Brothers' Grimm tale, Rumpelstiltskin at the West End features rocking music, magical mayhem and supreme silliness!

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why watch rumpelstiltskin

A groundbreaking theatrical spectacle that is anything but conventional, the show features a hyper-modern set, visually stunning costumes and larger-than-life characters that dive into the Grimm world of Rumpelstiltskin, but with a fun and comedic take on the classic story.

The Story

In order to seem more important than he is, a miller once lies to the king about how his daughter can spin straw into gold. The king immediately has the miller's daughter locked away in a tower filled with straw and a spinning wheel, with the demand that she spin all the straw into gold by the next day or her head would be cut off. The poor miller's daughter tries and tries, but to no avail. When she has given up all hope, the shape-shifting imp Rumpelstiltskin appears, and strikes a deal with her - her necklace in exchange for spinning the straw into gold. The desperate girl agrees, and soon enough, Rumpelstiltskin uses magic to turn the straw into gold.

When the king sees all the gold the next day, he is very impressed, and sets the miller's daughter to the same task yet again. Once again, Rumpelstiltskin appears, asking for her ring in exchange for the gold. The miller's daughter immediately agrees, and once again, Rumpelstiltskin turns the straw into gold. The king asks the miller's daughter to spin more straw into gold, but this time, if she did succeed, he would marry her. This time, however, the miller's daughter has nothing to give in exchange for the gold, and so she promises her firstborn to Rumpelstiltskin. He agrees, and the straw turns to gold once again. The king, completely impressed, keeps his promise and marries the miller's daughter. However, when their first child is born, Rumpelstiltskin returns, asking the miller's daughter to keep up her end of the bargain. Does the miller's daughter manage to find a way out of this conundrum? Watch Rumpelstiltskin to find out!

Good for

Brothers Grimm Fans | Fans of Musicals | Fans of Fairytales

Critics Reviews

Starring multi-award-winning actor and singer Paul Capsis, this brand new production based on the tale by the Brothers Grimm is a rocking family musical full of twists and turns for audiences aged 8 – 108.
Arts Review

Totally mad and utterly unique, Rumpelstiltskin is a freewheeling, flamboyant modern reinvention of the 4000 year old tale made classic by the Brothers Grimm.
Glam Adelaide

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Show Details

Show Timings

Thu, Sat & Sun 7:00 PM & 2:00 PM
Fri 7:00 PM


Leading Roles
Paul Capsis
Michaela Burger
Mitchell Butel
Elena Carapetis

Directed and Co-Written by
Rosemary Myers

Co-Written by
Julianne O'Brien

Based on
Rumpelstiltskin by The Brothers Grimm

Additional Information

Suitable for ages 8 and above.

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre has a seating capacity of 916.

Outside Food
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.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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