by The Maritime Marionettes
Maritime Marionettes breathes life into an ageless folktale as magically as Rumpelstiltskin spins straw into gold. Rumpelstiltskin is the tale of a poor miller’s daughter who becomes trapped in her father’s lie: that she can spin straw into gold. She is forced to perform this impossible task by a greedy king who holds her life in ransom. With nowhere to turn, she forms a pact with a strange little man who agrees to help her in exchange for her first born child. To her surprise, she becomes Queen and mother to the future ruler of the kingdom. Rumpelstiltskin uses seven puppets: the king, a courtier, the miller, the rabbit, Rumpelstiltskin and two versions of the miller’s daughter – one in plain home spun and the other in her royal garb. The 50 minute performance is filled with colour, magic and excitement; from the appearance of Rumpelstiltskin to his incredible demise. With brilliant lighting and surging classical music in the background, the show is a wonderful experience for everyone to enjoy.