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 Theatres 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 – The 7pm performance will be Signed
Sat 14 Dec 11.30am & 3pm
Sun 15 Dec 11.30am & 3pm
Tue 17 Dec 10am & 2pm – The 2pm performance will be Audio Described
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)

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 – Ellie Showering
Ambrosio – Dorian Simpson
Rapunzel – Samantha Sutherland
Patrizio – Joseph Tweedale


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

Under 12s are not admitted to the egg theatre auditorium unsupervised.

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