Rumpelstiltskin - Altru Drama

10 August 2024
11:00 am & 1:30 pm

Join Altru Drama for a new adaptation of Rumpelstiltskin this summer with music, audience participation and loads of fun!

Join Altru Drama for an exciting new retelling of the classic story Rumpelstiltskin. The 40 minute performance takes place in the Woodland Theatre Space, breathes new life into the characters and their adventures, making it relevant for modern audiences and loads of fun.

Little Betsy has promised the king that she can spin straw into gold, and all looks lost until Rumpelstiltskin arrives bringing magic and mystery – and a whole heap of gold! But what happens when Betsy makes a promise she can’t keep? Will she be able to work out the strange little man’s name in time? Perhaps with the help of the audience….

Tickets are £8 for Adults, £6 for Children (under 12), with a special price of £7 per person for members of Norton Priory Museum and Gardens. Family Tickets (2 Adults + 2 Children OR 1 Adult + 3 Children) £24

Running time: Approximately 40 minutes.

Car parking is free and refreshments will be available to purchase from the on site café before the show.

This is an outdoor performance, there is no formal seating. You are encouraged to bring fold up chairs, cushions, rugs or picnic blankets to make your experience more comfortable. We encourage patrons to bring refreshments and toilets are available in the main museum.

Each performance can be distinctly different as the weather and light interact with the play. Warm or cool, clear or overcast the point, being outdoors adds a thrilling contribution to our performances and is an integral part of your experience at the Woodland Outdoor Theatre. Imagine the breath taking moment when the sun breaks through the clouds during the show or the electric performance in the wake of rainfall. It's best to come prepared for all types of weather, bringing your own shade in the afternoon is particularly important as is a jumper for the end of evening performances. So, sun hats, sun cream, sunglasses, raincoats and rain hats should all be considered.

Although the vast majority of performances will be unaffected, as the seating and stage areas are uncovered we may have to stop and restart the show. We will try to never cancel a show, but in the event of tropical storm, monsoon or hurricane in the words of Robbie Williams, Let Us Entertain You. We will find a way, either on the day or in the future, inside or out, to ensure you have a fabulous Theatre experience at Norton Priory.

Doors open from 15 minutes before each performance. The performance will take place in the Woodland Theatre space which is a 5 minute walk from the main building through the woods along an accessible path for prams, wheelchairs etc.

The Artistic Directors of A Place for Us Theatre are proud to be hosting this amazing production in partnership with Norton Priory Museum & Gardens

This listing is supplied by one of our museum partners and is not moderated by Art Fund.

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Norton Priory Museum and Gardens

Tudor Road, Manor Park, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1SX
01928 569895

Opening times

10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Winter)

10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Summer)

Open Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Open Thursday during school holidays.

Exclusions and safety measures

The Walled Garden is open 12pm - 4pm during the summer season only.

Pre-booked ticket strongly recommended.

Entry via the main entrance in museum visitor centre.

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