Presented by State Theatre Company and Windmill Theatre
By Rosemary Myers and Julianne O’Brien, based on the tales by the Brothers Grimm
Our very own ‘Little Bird’ Paul Capsis returns as one of folklore’s great villains in a deliciously wicked spin on a dark and devilish tale from the creators of Pinocchio.
Spinning straw into gold is a party trick that will take you far. It can buy you a big house full of beautiful things, a wardrobe of designer clothes and a life of total luxury. But money, as they say, can’t buy you …
Two people, once best friends, torn apart by desire for the things they cannot have. This is the story of the ultimate price of greed.
The exquisitely mercurial Paul Capsis stars as a shape-shifting imp whose thirst for vengeance may well bring him undone.
He joins the creative team that spun theatrical gold with the Helpmann Award winning Pinocchio, which took the Big Apple by storm after rocking Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. Rosemary Myers, Julianne O’Brien, Jethro Woodward and Jonathon Oxlade take on a new and equally fantastic fairytale, with their unique brand of theatrical spectacular, pumping music, extravagant performance and supreme silliness.
Full of twists and turns, it’s a whole new musical spin on a heart of gold for ages 8–108.
Commissioned by State Theatre Company and Windmill Theatre
Tuesday 4 October 6:00pm
Wed 19 October 11am
Wednesday 19 October 6:30pm
Thurs 27 October 6:30pm
Vision Impaired / Audio Described (with pre-show discussion from 5.30pm)
Sat 29 October 2:00pm
Vision Impaired / Audio Described (with pre-show discussion from 1.00pm)
Wed 19 October 11:00am
Fri 21 October 8:00pm
Director & Co-Writer
Composer and Musical Director
Sound System Designer
Carol Wellman Kelly
Michaela Burger, Paul Capsis, Matt Crook, Elena Carapetis, Ezra Juanta, Ashton Malcolm, Alirio Zavarce
"Paul Capsis is magical… He utterly owns the stage, and captivates with every utterance, spoken or sung."
Day With State Shows
Each show is followed by a Q&A session with the Director and the cast. Teachers who book students into a Day With State show will receive a detailed study guide. These provide in-depth information on themes, style, characters and set and includes assignment questions which are ideal for continued learning back at school.
Day With State shows for Rumpelstiltskin will be on:
18, 20, 25, 26 & 27 October, 10.30am
(Suits: ages 8 – 108)
To book please download the Education Program Booking Form here.
Completed forms can be returned to:
State Theatre Company of South Australia
PO Box 8252, Station Arcade, Adelaide SA 5000
or fax 8231 6310
or email Education