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Fairytale Rumpelstiltskin gets a woolly makeover

PUBLISHED: 17:00 23 January 2016 | UPDATED: 11:37 25 January 2016

Gemma Khwaja performing Rumpelstiltskin

Gemma Khwaja performing Rumpelstiltskin

Andi Sapey

Children should be enthralled by Half Moon Theatre's new show which includes spinning, weaving, puppetry and music.

Some of the UK’s leading UK puppetry companies, Ripstop Theatre and Norwich Puppet Theatre, have teamed up to create the new production that is inspired by all things wool, weaving and knitting.

Zannie Fraser, of Ripstop Theatre, said: “I’ve always loved knitting and sewing and I had the idea to knit a whole show – and Rumpelstiltskin seemed like a good story to tell in wool. Hopefully, the show will be as woolly, fleecy and fluffy as a sheep.”

The story is about a girl who is spinning as hard as she can to make the wool for the king’s special jumper.

But the problem is the royals are out of cash, the girl is useless at spinning and the prince just wants to be a shepherd.

This results in everyone starting to get their threads in a twist before Rumpelstiltskin comes to the rescue.

Chris Elwell, director of Half Moon, said: “We’re delighted to welcome two of the UK’s leading puppet theatres to Half Moon Theatre with their latest production, Rumpelstiltskin.

“This inventive and creative show offers stunning rod and marionette puppet work, and cleverly weaves in beautiful textiles to create a highly patterned show that will leave you in a spin.”

There will be two performances of Rumpelstiltskin that will run at 11am and 2pm on Saturday, January 30.

Tickets„cost„£6. Call„020„7709„8900„or„visit„halfmoon.org.uk„to„book„or„get„more„information.

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