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Tue 22 - Thu 31 Dec 2020


A hairy tale adventure brought to the big screen this Christmas!

You Choose: £8.50 / £6.50 / £4.50

Book Tickets

“You all know the story of Rapunzel, right? That lassie with the long hair who’s been trapped in her lockdown tower for what feels like forever. The lassie who’s sitting there like a loon waiting for some Prince will come along and save her. Well, think again.

Cos I bet nobody mentioned the hairdresser who made it her life’s mission to track Rapunzel down? Or Rapunzel’s twin brother who’s terrified he’s going to have to take the throne if his sister isn’t found? And they certainly didn’t mention that six foot all singing, all dancing rose in the garden whose psychic visions are going to save the day?

Because you see to truly know a story, you must know all the deets. And let me tell you chookies, the story you know of Rapunzel is incomplete. But finally, at long last, you get to hear from all the characters, all six sides, all six chapters. And despite what you might have thought, they don’t all end in happily ever after.

Rapunzel is a celebration of theatricality, music and storytelling. A chance to hear from every character in this well-known hairy tale, untangled and re-braided for this day and age. A chance to sit with the family and finally piece together the story of one lassie and her journey from isolation to taking her rightful place at the…. Hey come on, I’m not going to give away the ending now, am I?” Paige Ootabook, Narrator

A very special festive screening filmed in the beautiful surrounds of Stirling Castle, created by a Christmas cracker writing team, featuring sparkling showtunes from Novasound and directed by Scottish Panto King Johnny McKnight. Also available will be a free, fun, festive activity pack for families to enjoy over the holiday period.


A National Theatre of Scotland production in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland.

Directed By
Johnny McKnight and Film Directed by Stewart Kyasimire

Booking Details

22 Dec - 1:30pm
22 Dec - 7:30pm
23 Dec - 1:30pm
23 Dec - 7:30pm
24 Dec - 1:30pm
24 Dec - 6pm
26 Dec - 1:30pm
26 Dec - 7:30pm
27 Dec - 1:30pm
27 Dec - 7:30pm
28 Dec - 1:30pm
29 Dec - 1:30pm
29 Dec - 7:30pm
30 Dec - 1:30pm
30 Dec - 7:30pm
31 Dec - 1:30pm

Support National Theatre of Scotland – Win your own Fairytale

With most theatres closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be almost no Christmas shows on Scottish stages this Winter. But to celebrate the announcement of their new Christmas show, Rapunzel, the National Theatre of Scotland is offering audiences the opportunity to win their own live fairytale experience.

By donating to the National Theatre of Scotland’s new Future Fund, audience members’ names will be entered into a prize draw. The lucky winner will receive a visit from Rapunzel cast members, who will deliver a special fairytale performance at their home or at a suitable local venue.

With the live performing arts sector devastated by the effects of the Covid-19 crisis, the Future Fund has been set up to enable the National Theatre of Scotland to maximise the production of new work and projects for the benefit of Scottish audiences and theatre venues, and to continue creating paid employment opportunities for freelance theatre artists and technicians.

The competition will go live on Thursday 3rd December 2020. Donations, competition entries and full terms and conditions can be found here