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A young girl of the ethnic majority kneeling and look up at the camera. She wears a large beige dress and has long red hair that is spread around her.

Rapunzel After Dark

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Overview

Exclusively for adult audiences, Rapunzel After Dark is a bold retelling of a well-known fairytale by one of the world’s leading feminist poets, Carol Ann Duffy. It is a story for those who have a passion for the horror and hope in humanity, and is told from the perspective of the Wife, her Husband and a solitary gardening Witch, all of whom share a profound grief-stricken longing for a child.

Rapunzel After Dark is experienced through dance, incredibly emotional performances, exceptional design, music and narration by a collection of world-class collaborators; former Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, award-winning composer Murray Gold (Doctor Who; Gentlemen Jack; It’s A Sin), and Michele Clapton, award- winning Costume Designer (Game of Thrones; The Crown; Mamma Mia). The score is performed by Royal Northern Sinfonia.

Full of colour and emotion, this spellbinding retelling is narrated by leading British actor Lesley Sharp (The Full Monty; Scott and Bailey; Three Girls) and is choreographed and directed by Liv Lorent MBE.

Running time

TBC

Venue

Stage 1

Northern Stage
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RH

Age Guidance

16+ (contains scenes of a sexual nature, partial nudity as well as depictions of grief and addiction)

Access at Northern Stage

There are two entrances to the theatre, Kings Road Entrance (this is the taxi drop-off/collection point) and the Main Entrance.

Both level entrances have automated doors. These lead into the foyer area where you will find the Restaurant, Bar, Box Office and entrances to Stages 1, 2 and 3.

STEP FREE ACCESS

Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available

WHEELCHAIR SPACES

There are five wheelchair positions in Stage 1, two positions in Stage 2 and all seats are removeable in Stage 3.

TOILETS

Accessible toilets in Stage 3 and Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.

HEARING ENHANCEMENT

Induction loop system in all public spaces, and an infra-red system in all three stages. (In Stage 1 the induction loop is best covered in rows E – L)

ASSISTANCE

One free ticket for the assistant of a disabled person who is not able to attend unaccompanied.

GUIDE DOGS

Guide, hearing and all working dogs are welcome here

Accessibility at Norther Stage
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To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.

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