Singalong Rapunzel


18 Jan 2021

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Eight headshots of the Rapunzel cast

Special singalong edition of Rapunzel created for audiences

The festive fun is set to continue with the return of the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of Rapunzel.

To offset the January blues, swift action has been taken to continue the joy that festive shows and panto can bring, by offering a special new online stream of Rapunzel.

Every song sounding like a hit.” The Guardian ****

A special new singalong version has also been created to enhance the audience experience by allowing families and children of all ages to join in with the acclaimed soundtrack from composers Novasound.

Audiences are now able to enjoy this show for two weeks, from 18 to 31 January 2021.

Presented in partnership with Historical Environment Scotland, Rapunzel was filmed on location against the stunning backdrop of Stirling Castle, telling this well-known hairy fairy tale in a brand-new theatrical version, untangled and re-braided for this day and age. 

An album of the original songs featured in the show is also available to stream or download from all standard music platforms, and a free family fun pack with activities inspired by each character from the show is available to accompany the sing along stream - ideal for parents currently home schooling their younger children. A free version of the film is still available to school hubs which remain open.

Gorgeous Christmas panto... told in a series of lush monologues by an almost absurdly talented cast.” The Scotsman ****

Directed by acclaimed theatre-maker Johnny McKnight and BAFTA award-winning Stewart Kyasimire, this box of festive delights was originally offered to audiences from 21 December for 2 weeks over the festive period, as well as being made free to schools and care homes. Over 40,000 viewers enjoyed Rapunzel: A Hairy Tale Adventure during its first presentation.

Rapunzel is written by Apphia Campbell, Johnny McKnight, Uma Nada-Rajah, Morna Pearson, Stef Smith, Meghan Tyler and Anita Vettesse and performed by Amber Sylvia Edwards, Darren Brownlie, Jamie Rea, Johnny McKnightJulie Wilson Nimmo, Katie Barnett, Michelle Chantelle Hopewell and Reuben Joseph.

The production is available to stream from the National Theatre of Scotland’s website. Full information on how to book and watch the show are available here.