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Charles Court Opera and Music Theatre in association with Park Theatre present a new Christmas panto


Script by John Savournin with music and lyrics by David Eaton

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Directed by John Savournin
Musically directed by David Eaton

"What's in a name?"

Charles Court Opera's annual boutique Christmas shows are legendary, and Rumpelstiltskin – an upside down re-telling of the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale – will be no exception. 

The writing team behind last year's OFFIE award-winning hit, Beowulf, present another completely reimagined, madcap fairytale with a brand-new script by John Savournin and new music and lyrics by David Eaton.

A 21st century morality tale of names, identities, adventure and hilarity, Rumpelstiltskin is full of cheeky humour, magical music and a cluster of fantastical characters, all wrapped in their trademark off-the-wall wacky and wonderful weirdness. This must-see show is like no other – and is the perfect festive fairytale treat for families, adults, kids and friends alike. Imaginative, irreverent and irresistible!

Performances marked 'Adults Only' are suitable for over 18s, containing adult humour – naughtiness with bells on!


★★★★ 'Tongue wagging in cheek… with bags of knowing, cartoon-broad energy' The Times

★★★★ ‘In a winter of discontent, there is nothing more satisfying than the familiarity of panto – especially when it delivers a healthy dose of satire’ The Stage

★★★★★ ‘It is crazy. But in the best way possible’ Spy in the Stalls

★★★★ ’Charles Court Opera’s pantomimes are always a boutique treat, and 'Rumpelstiltskin' doesn’t disappoint - a cracker of a show for all the family’ Fairy Powered Productions

★★★★ ‘Fun, irreverent... a great part of any family’s Christmas’ Reviews Hub

★★★★ ‘Full of charm... a heartfelt message of kindness and finding friendship that is difficult to deny, this dynamic new pantomime left me with a sense of childlike wonder’ All That Dazzles