Characters: 25 featured roles, principals & supporting, chorus of circus performers possible
Running Time: Approx 1 hr 30 mins

A production of Rapunzel, There’s Magic in the Hair was performed by Heckington Players Youth Theatre was reviewed by NODA and can be viewed here.

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 in the Kingdom of Snoozing, 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 she 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 he 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, 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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Characters

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
Victoria Sponge, the Town Clerk

Septimus Swindell, the Ringmaster and owner of Swindell’s Travelling Circus
Hernia Swindell, his sister and ‘bearded’ lady
Lucretia Swindell, their mother

Mystic Fortuna, a fortune-teller
Enigma Fortuna, her fortune-telling sister

Alfredo Blade, a short-sighted knife thrower
Flossie Flinch, his nervous assistant
Stella Spangle, a trapeze artist
Stacy Sparkle, her colleague
Mrs Gigglebottom, a grumpy clown in charge of an all female clown troupe
Dizzy Lizzy, clown
Potty Dotty, clown
Dozy Rosy, clown
Theodora Thunder, the strongwoman
The Great Gravito, a juggler
Gertrude, a gorilla