The Rumpelstiltskin Racket

by  Kjartan Poskitt

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  2m, 2f, 7m or f

"the power of the play lies in its metaphoric realism and its suggestion that such scenes are being enacted all over 1930s Germany ..." - Michael Billington, Guardian

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The Rumpelstiltskin Racket

by  Kjartan Poskitt

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f, 7m or f
  • SubGenre


    Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

From the author of Henry the Tudor Dude, comes this inventive and highly individual presentation of the well-loved fairy-tale. The Palace is bustling and the hacks from the Daily Slur are hard at work. Will Miranda manage to spin straw into gold, or will she be flogged by the jealous Madam Inquisitor? Only her mysterious visitor can help, but at what cost? A humorous, tuneful excursion into a world of love, intrigue, deception and the magical mischief of the manikin with no name.
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"So it's a fairy story, but this baby sure ain't no pantomime."


Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary


  • No Special Cautions

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  • Time Period: Contemporary


  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo


2m, 2f, 7m or f
Smithy: a paper seller. Smirch: a journalist. Smutt: a journalist. The Baker. Professor Miller. Miranda: his daughter. The King. Madam Inquisitor. The Manikin. The Town Crier. Smudge : a press photographer. Messenger, Villagers, Guards, Servants, Crows, H
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Casting Notes

11 named parts, doubling possible



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