the egg


  • 6 December - 12 January
  • This year's egg Christmas show!

Event Information

Daily performances at 10am & 2pm or 11.30am & 3pm
7pm - 6 December
2pm & 7pm - 7 December
7pm - 10 December

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes

No performance info available

by Annie Siddons
Directed by Nik Partridge

★★★★ StageTalk Magazine

★★★★ The Stage

“Basically, don’t miss this. It’s very, very, very good” Bristol 24/7

“Hugely entertaining, a knockabout interactive Christmas cracker of song and silliness that’s a sure-fire hit for all the family” Bath Chronicle

“A wonderfully innovative, clever and thoroughly entertaining piece of theatre” The Bath and Wiltshire Parent

“Without question, the multitalented actor musician company work their socks off” Bath Echo

“A chaotic rollercoaster that whips the air out of your lungs while never threatening to fly off the tracks. A production to scream in delight to.” Exeunt Magazine


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 Theatres 2019 and Snow Mouse, the egg 2016-2019.

“A joyous show that makes the world seem a brighter, more brilliant place” Guardian

“Wonderfully involving, witty and emotionally potent” Independent

“Joyful, inspirational, wonderfully imaginative theatre for people of all ages” British Theatre Guide

(Reviews from previous production)

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

Sponsored by King Edward’s School 

King Edward’s is a school full of creative possibilities, committed to nurturing young talent across music, dance and drama.
King Edward’s is delighted once again to sponsor this year’s Christmas production, Rapunzel.

Fri 13 Dec   The 7pm performance will be Signed

Tue 17 Dec The 2pm performance will be Audio Described

Fri 3 Jan The 3pm performance will be a Relaxed Performance

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

If you have an access requirement join our access register today and you will receive a concession off ALL tickets at the egg. Call 01225 823409 or email egg.reception@theatreroyal.org.uk for more information.

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

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The recommended age ranges are for your guide only. We suggest you stick as closely to them as possible for the benefit of other audience members.
  • Lap seats are available at £1.50 (including booking fee) for infants aged 0 – 6 months;  all patrons including infants must have a valid ticket. Lap seats are not available on performances recommended for children aged 0 – 2 years
  • All bookings will incur a Booking Fee of 50p per ticket regardless of whether the booking is made in person at our Box Office, by post, by phone or online and applies to all payment types.

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 Bristol based director, who has worked extensively within the South-West. He has collaborated and produced work with organisations like Bristol Old Vic, Travelling Light, MAYK, the egg, Strike-A-Light, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Tobacco Factory Theatres. Further afield he has made work for the Royal Court, Traverse, Barbican and Galway International Arts Festival.

He was Director-in-Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres for 2014-15 and Staff Director at Theatre Royal Plymouth from 2016-2018. He is currently a JMK Director Practitioner for the South-West region.

He trained on the National Theatre Studio Directors Course and at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Nik was a BBC Performing Arts Fellow for 2014 and is a recipient of the Equity John Fernald Award.


Designer – Rosanna Vize
Composer – David Ridley
Movement  Director & Choreographer – Tim Casson
Puppetry  Director & Movement Associate – Charlotte Dubery
Lighting Designer – Joe Price
Sound Designer – Jon Everett

Cast – alphabetical order

The Duke – Martin Bonger
Mother Gothel / Paulo – Peta Maurice
Prezzamolina – Rose McPhilemy
Ambrosio – Dorian Simpson
Rapunzel – Samantha Sutherland
Patrizio – Joseph Tweedale
Ensemble / Musician Alex Heane


Rapunzel is sponsored by King Edward’s School

King Edward’s is a school full of creative possibilities, committed to nurturing young talent across music, dance and drama.


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