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Thu 30 Nov 2023 - Sat 6 Jan 2024
  • Age Guidance:Recommended for ages 7 & up
  • Duration:Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes (plus interval)

A father says his daughter can spin straw into gold – but is it the truth that’s being told?

Join us in the King’s palace this Christmas as we present:


Dark forests, tall towers and more than a little magic

A new spin on the classic fairytale, Rumplestiltskin follows the miller’s daughter as she’s locked in a tower tasked with making good on her father’s boasts of spinning straw into gold. Help comes along in the mysteriously magical Rumplestiltskin – but gold doesn’t come cheap and there’s a rather unique price to pay.

Dark forests, tall towers and nods to characters from across the fairytale world promise a golden festive treat for all the family to enjoy. And with the winning team of Kevin Dyer & Patrick Dineen (from last year’s Little Red) behind the show, you can expect some energetic music and a little audience participation too!

Watch the trailer...

What do the press and audiences say?

"We've been watching EA Christmas performances for something like 40 years and this was certainly amongst the very best"

Audience Member

"Rumplestiltskin has everything you could wish for...it's just the perfect evening out"

Ipswich24 Magazine

"the most magical, delightful, funny, atmospheric, dark thing you’re likely to catch this Christmas"

Audience Member

"this is storytelling in the most delightful and enchanting way"

Grapevine Live

"A lovely show...heartily recommended"

British Theatre Guide


Adult: £15

Child (aged 16 and under): £12

Group Offer: 15% discount when booking in groups of 6+

Jon Bonner

The Miller & The Housekeeper

Joanna Brown


Will Castle

The King

Maia Elsey

The Girl / Miller's Daughter

Kevin Dyer


Kevin Dyer

Set & Costume Designer

Elizabeth Wright

Music & Lyrics

Patrick Dineen

Musical Director

Anna Pool

Lighting Designer

Penny Griffin


Faby Pym