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BalletLORENT’s Rumpelstiltskin is the last of the company’s trilogy of Brothers Grimm fairytales, following the award-winning and critically acclaimed productions of Rapunzel and Snow White.

Filmed at Northern Stage with support from digital commissioning body The Space the dark tale receives is set for full release on balletLORENT’s website here, and a special Facebook Live Screening at 6pm TONIGHT here.

Retold by Poet Laureate Dame Carol Ann Duffy (Whitbread, T.S Eliot and Pinter Prize winner), and narrated by Ben Crompton (Game of Thrones), the story celebrates the underdog, the outcast, in a tale of a man’s desperate longing for love and belonging, brought to live in a rural world of a shepherd, his flock of sheep and his beautiful daughter. With a cast of 24 dancers in extraordinary costumes designed by the Emmy award winning Michele Clapton (Game of Thrones; The Crown), this new take on a classic fairytale explores themes of love, obsession, childhood, grief and reconciliation. The 80 minute film is packed with beautiful imagery of gold, straw, sheep and sunsets over landscape and a stunning score of music, by the BAFTA nominated cinematic composer Murray Gold (BBC Dr Who).

The full 5 camera shoot is set to be perfect winter viewing.

BalletLORENT’s Rumpelstiltskin is screened on Facebook Live at 6pm TONIGHT.

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