- 4 STARS!

"A charming traditional fairy story, with catchy participation numbers, lovely costumes, beautiful voices and most of all a lesson to be learnt from the characters.

A totally enjoyable hour watching the story of Rumplestiltskin with one or two twists and extra characters. This version of the musical appeared in Edinburgh in 2000 with an adult cast, this version by 'The Unknown Theatre Company' brings their much younger cast for their fifth appearance at the Fringe.

The atmosphere is electric and the cast enthusiastic. They obviously love to perform and this spills out to the audience who enjoy the show."

"An original version of this tale with two new characters, which were both favorite of our 5-yr old daughter. The flea was 'the funnier of them all' (I cite...). As a grown-up, quite entertaining as well, and Rumplestiltskin was fantastic!"

"An excellent afternoon for our mixture of children in two families - from three to nine year olds. Well acted, funny and clever - surprisingly good singing also ."

Three Weeks


Monday 4 August 2008

- 4 STARS"

"Falalalalala! Falalalala! Flip-Flop the talking flea, Barry the Penguin and Shadow, the sorry excuse for an assassin are just three of the colourful characters one can expect to adore about this jazzed up version of the classic fairy tale. The musical accompaniment is quite something, bringing to life the literary action we all know and love. Singing voices like these are hard to come across and the young actors and actresses in this Welsh company demonstrated a mature grasp of modern day humour too. With steadfast singing and dancing, the show whizzed past and I was left chuckling to myself, not least because I'd see it again tomorrow."

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About the show  

1-9 August 2008 (Edinburgh)

Also pre-Edinburgh performance (23.07.08)
and post-Edinburgh fundraising performance (12.08.08) in Cardiff


Venue 13, Lochend Close, Edinburgh

23.07.08 - Bute Theatre, RWCMD, Cardiff
12.08.08 - Roath Church House, Cardiff

Director Vic Atkins
Choreographer Vic Atkins
Musical director Ben Davies
Producer Jane Donoghue
Special facts

Our fifth full production on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Front of House and other assistance from Annette Littlechild, and Geraldine Roberts back on costume.

Because Matthew Atkins - who played Flea - is over 25, it meant the show wasn't eligible for Glammies entry, so there is no Glammies report.

Photos from the show

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