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Rapunzel (Susan Elkin reviews)

Rapunzel from Chickenshed Theatre, London.

Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩

The online premiere of Chickenshed’s 2017 show is as large scale and glitzy as we’ve come to expect from this ebulliently inclusive company.

Framed by a story about six children falling asleep and embarking on a dreamy quest to find their storyteller/Rapunzel (Cerys Lambert) it also unravels a secondary, episodic quest story about a king and queen who are searching for their long lost daughter.

Lou Stein’s version – inspired by many workshops with Chickenshed members – works at lots of levels with hope, love cooperation and positivity at the heart of the message.

Theatrically it needs …

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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