Characters: 11 principal roles & 8 featured adult chorus roles
Running Time: Approx 2hrs 15mins

 

The action is set in Beetlefoot Forest and a little town called Sleepy Head in the Kingdom of Snoozing. 

Deep in the heart of a dark forest, stands a lonely tower, home to Rapunzel, a beautiful young woman with impossibly long hair. She dreams of exploring the big, wide world she has read about in her books but has been imprisoned in the tower and forbidden to leave by her strict Aunt Grimelda, a selfish and vain witch. Even the witch’s kindly servants, Hilda Hogwash and Tilly, are unable to persuade their mistress to free Rapunzel.

However, one morning, while Grimelda is away on her travels, a handsome prince known as Lysander stumbles across Rapunzel in her tower and they fall helplessly in love at first sight. Prince Lysander vows to rescue Rapunzel and promises to return the next day with equipment so her can save her.

Meanwhile, in the nearby town of Sleepy Head, Swindell’s Travelling Circus has just arrived. Always ready to amaze audiences with an array of curiosities and wonders from across the world, when they hear tales of a secret girl with golden, magical hair hidden in the forest, they set off to find her so she can be added to their collection. 

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Character List

Rapunzel, a beautiful young woman with long, magical hair
Mistress Grimelda Hemlock, her guardian and a wicked witch
Dame Hilda Hogwash, the witch’s housekeeper and cook
Tilly Dilly-Dally, the witch’s maid and odd job woman
Lysander, a suitably handsome and heroic prince
Wormsley, his loyal manservant
Rufus Bluster, the Mayor of Sleepy Head
Apricot Crumble, his secretary
Leopold Swindell, the Ringmaster and owner of Swindell’s Travelling Circus
Hernia Swindell, his sister and ‘bearded’ lady
Madame Fortuna, a fortune teller with a secret
Alfredo Blaze, a short-sighted knife thrower
Flossie Flinch, his nervous assistant
Stella Spangle, one of the trapeze sisters
Stacy Spangle, the other trapeze sister
Mrs Gigglebottom, a grumpy clown in charge of an all-female clown troupe 
Dizzy Lizzy, a clown
Dozy Rosy, another clown
Hercules Hurricane, the strongman
Townsfolk, Circus Performers, weather spirits and Gertrude the gorilla