Southbank Centre · 13 DEC - 06 JAN

The Windmill Theatre Company presents the UK premiere of this fantastic fairytale, with theatrical spectacle, rocking music and supreme silliness.


Full of twists and turns, it’s a whole new spin on a heart of gold sure to delight the whole family this winter.

Spinning straw into gold is a party trick that will take you far. It can buy you a big house full of beautiful things, a wardrobe of designer clothes and a life of total luxury, but money, as they say, can’t buy you everything.

Two people, once best friends, are torn apart by desire for the things they cannot have. This is the story of the ultimate price of greed.

The exquisitely mercurial Australian singer and cabaret star Paul Capsis stars as a shape-shifting imp whose thirst for vengeance may well undo him.

Critic reviews

Looks fantastic, and while they’ve created gold with the staging, the plot is as brittle as straw

Theatre Weekly

It doesn't all work, but enough does to make the show succeed and provide a fun filled evening for all the family

Broadway World

The problem with making Rumpelstiltskin a more genial character is that it makes the stakes all feel mightily low


A fun alternative if you’re not a fan of panto at this time of year. It’s brimming with imagination and hashtag-sharp in places

Time Out

A wonderfully bizarre and cartoonish, anti-capitalist take on the fairytale

The Stage

A king’s daughter sells her unborn baby to a wicked fashion designer in a patronising show with abrasive songs

The Guardian

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 13 Dec - Sun 6 Jan, 2pm, 5pm & 7pm



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Belvedere Road SE1 8XX London, UK · Get Directions

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