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Hair-raising Family Fun at The Court Theatre

Hair-raising Family Fun at The Court Theatre

The Court Theatre is letting its hair down in its school holiday production of RAPUNZEL.

The classic fairytale has been adapted by local writer Brendon Bennetts into a fun show for all ages. The story of a beautiful girl with long hair trapped in a tower, a handsome prince and a wicked witch remains the same - with a territorial wolf, a magic carrot and a tuba-playing butler added for good measure.

Director Dan Bain has enjoyed using the additional space provided by the new Court Theatre stage and has combined “a witty script” with plenty of “physical comedy, puppetry and hair-whipping, as well as fun music and songs.”

The cast includes Julia Guthrey as Rapunzel, with Hamish Parkinson and Kathleen Burns providing all of the other characters. All three describe some of the costume changes as “a close shave” but are enjoying being part of a “madcap, colourful show that will bring a smile to Christchurch families.”

RAPUNZEL runs for a strictly limited ten-day season from 11-21 April, with tickets cheaper than a buzz-cut at $9 for adults and children.

RAPUNZEL, adapted by Brendon Bennetts

Directed by Dan Bain

Cast: Kathleen Burns, Julia Guthrey and Hamish Parkinson
Venue: The Court Theatre, Bernard St, Addington (off Hagley Park end of Lincoln Rd)
Performance Dates: 11 – 21 April 2012
Performance Times: 11am & 1pm weekdays; 11am only Saturdays. No show Sundays.
Ticket Prices: All tickets $9
Bookings: The Court Theatre Box Office, ph: 963 0870, online


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