the egg


  • 6 Dec - Sun 12 Jan
  • This year's egg Christmas show!

Event Information

Sponsored by King Edward's School

Running time: 2 hours

Showing from Fri 6 Dec — Sun 12 Jan

by Annie Siddons
Directed by Nik Partridge

Let your hair down at the egg this Christmas and join us for a shining musical version of the classic fairy-tale, Rapunzel!

This is the story of an orphaned baby rescued by an eccentric herbalist who raises her as her own. However, this act of love comes with a price. When Rapunzel blossoms into an independent young woman, her mother confines her to a tower to protect her from the prying eyes of the world.

Rapunzel will need to call on all her strength, wit, patience, and determination to break free from the clutches of her overbearing mother and find her one true love.

Packed full of hair-larious comedy, songs, a magic pig and plenty of princes, this is one hair-raising theatre experience your family won’t want to miss this festive season!

Adapted by Annie Siddons (How Not To Live in Suburbia, Raymondo) and directed by Nik Partridge, whose previous work includes The Borrowers, Tobacco Factory 2019 and Snow Mouse, the egg 2016-2019.

A joyous show that makes the world seem a brighter, more brilliant placeGuardian

Wonderfully involving, witty and emotionally potentIndependent

‘Joyful, inspirational, wonderfully imaginative theatre for people of all agesBritish Theatre Guide

(Reviews from previous production)

Originally commissioned by Kneehigh & BAC and created with the original Rapunzel company

Sponsored by King Edward’s School 

Fri 6 Dec 7pm
Sat 7 Dec 2pm & 7pm
Sun 8 Dec 11.30am & 3pm
Tue 10 Dec 7pm
Wed 11 Dec 10am & 2pm
Thur 12 Dec 10am & 2pm
Fri 13 Dec  2pm & 7pm
Sat 14 Dec 11.30am & 3pm
Sun 15 Dec 11.30am & 3pm
Tue 17 Dec 10am & 2pm
Wed 18 Dec 10am & 2pm
Thur 19 Dec 10am & 2pm
Sat 21 Dec 11.30am & 3pm
Mon 23 Dec 11.30am & 3pm
Tue 24 Dec 10am & 2pm
Fri 27 Dec 11.30am & 3pm
Sat 28 Dec 11.30am & 3pm
Mon 30 Dec 11.30am & 3pm
Tue 31 Dec 11.30am & 3pm
Thu 2 Jan 11.30am & 3pm
Fri 3 Jan 11.30am & 3pm – Please note, the 3pm performance will be a Relaxed Performance
Sat 4 Jan 11.30am & 3pm
Sun 5 Jan 11.30am & 3pm
Wed 8 Jan 10am & 2pm
Thur 9 Jan 2pm & 7pm
Fri 10 Jan 2pm & 7pm
Sat 11 Jan 11.30am & 3pm
Sun 12 Jan 11.30am & 3pm

£20 Standard Price
£15 Children & Students
£8.50 | Plus 1 in 11 free Schools (Weekday performances only)

School shows:
Wed 11th, 18th of Dec & 8th Jan at 10am & 2pm
Thurs 12th, 19th of Dec at 10am & 2pm
Thurs 9th Jan at 2pm
Fri 13th Dec and 10th of Jan at 2pm

Annie Siddons

Annie Siddons is a London based and raised writer, performer and dramaturg.  Her work is hilarious, brutal, honest and poetic, embracing the mythic and the mundane, sitting somewhere in the intersection between comedy, theatre, spoken word and live art. Music and narrative are always central.

Nik Partridge

Nik is a South West based director. He is currently Staff Director at Theatre Royal Plymouth where he is responsible for supporting artist development. Previously, Nik was Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres from 2014-2015 and a BBC Performing Arts Fellow 2014.

As a freelance director Nik has made work for: Royal Court, Bristol Old Vic, Traverse, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Mayfest, National Theatre, Travelling Light, the egg, Theatre Royal Bath, Oran Mor, Galway International Arts Festival, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Theatre West, Strike-A-Light Festival and New Diorama Theatre.

Rapunzel is sponsored by King Edward’s School

King Edward’s School is an independent co-educational day school from 3 to 18 years based in Bath. KES has a reputation for academic excellence and outstanding pastoral care.


  • the egg box office open 9am – 6pm Monday – Saturday (Sunday if there is a performance)
  • All plays are performed in English and take place in the egg auditorium unless otherwise stated.
  • Nearby parking space for Blue Badge Holders
  • Level access into building
  • Lift to all levels
  • Adapted toilets
  • Sennheiser Infra-Red Audio System in auditorium
  • Hearing & Guide Dogs allowed
  • Wheelchair spaces in the Stalls only (Accompanying persons pay discounted price)
  • Breast Feeding Friendly

PLEASE NOTE: Print At Home tickets are only valid as A4 printouts. We cannot currently accept tickets presented on phones/tablets.

Relaxed Performances – Open to everyone, but specifically adapted for children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

Full terms and conditions of ticket bookings can be found here