Magical puppet show brings fairytale Rumpelstiltskin to life at The Core

Theatre Of Widdershins returns to Corby with their brand new production of Rumpelstiltskin And The Wheel Of Fortune, on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 February, following their previous sell-out success at The Core with The Elves And The Shoemaker and Three Billy Goats Gruff.

 Poor Polly Buckwheat, the Miller’s daughter, is in a bit of a pickle! If she doesn’t turn a roomful of straw into gold by morning, the greedy King will turn a bit nasty. But should she accept the kind help of an eccentric dwarf who mysteriously appears in her prison cell?

 Of all the fairytale characters Rumpelstiltskin has got to be the most mixed up. He is helpful yet demanding; secretive yet noisy; short yet owning a name as long as his beard. Not surprisingly, this story of transformation will make audiences laugh and gasp at the same time!

 Bedfordshire-based puppet theatre company Theatre Of Widdershins have been creating highly visual and innovative puppetry for over 16 years. Using its trademark puppets, music, storytelling and transforming sets, Widdershins aims to create gold on stage with this new version of the Grimms’ classic tale.

 Performances of Rumpelstiltskin And The Wheel Of Fortune – which are ideal for ages four and above – can be seen at The Core at 11am and 2pm on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 February. Tickets, priced £5.50 each can be booked by calling the Ticket Line on 01536 470 470 or online at

 There are also free pre-show craft sessions available before the performances, which can be pre-booked at the same time as buying tickets for the show.

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