Rumpelstiltzkin (Robbins)

by  Norman Robbins

Full Length Play, Pantomime  /  9m, 2f

In this adaptation of the Grimms' story, children are discovered playing "Ladder words', changing one world to another, a letter at a time, retaining an actual word during each change. Grettle says she can change "flax' into "gold'. Unfortunately, the King, whose gold has been mysteriously disappear…

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Rumpelstiltzkin (Robbins)

by  Norman Robbins

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    9m, 2f

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In this adaptation of the Grimms' story, children are discovered playing "Ladder words', changing one world to another, a letter at a time, retaining an actual word during each change. Grettle says she can change "flax' into "gold'. Unfortunately, the King, whose gold has been mysteriously disappearing, hears this and mistakes it for an actual boast. He orders Grettle to work the change, or she will lose her head, despite the Prince's protests who's in love with her. She's shut in the Tower to perform her task, and Rumpelstiltzkin, the gnome, offers to help her-- at a price. The play then follows the gnome's defeat by the guessing of his secret name and, despite other complications from the wicked Baron and his henchmen, all ends happily.

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  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

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9m, 2f
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  • Flexible casting
  • Room for Extras

Casting Notes

Can be cast with 10 males and 3 females, plus Extras

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Authors

Norman Robbins

Norman, one of Amateur Theatre's most popular authors wrote his first stage show almost 60 years ago whilst working for the Yorkshire Evening Post. An avid theatre-goer from the age of 3, (his Grand-parents ran the pub near the local theatre so free tickets were always available) he was equally fascinated by Operett ...

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