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Reimagining of Rapunzel promises unforgettable experience for the whole familyWe Made This in partnership with Blackwood Miners' Institute and Wales Millennium Centre     

Reimagining of Rapunzel promises unforgettable experience for the whole familyWe Made This in partnership with Blackwood Miners' Institute and Wales Millennium Centre This Easter, We Made This will be bringing their new show The Girl with Incredibly Long Hair, a reimagining of Rapunzel to Blackwood and Cardiff. An ambitious and immersive theatre production for young audiences, The Girl with Incredibly Long Hair will open at Blackwood Miners Institute 4 - 6 April 2018 before performing at Wales Millennium Centre 10 - 15 April 2018.

Families are invited to join Rapunzel, her Mam, and her new friend Daf in the forest as they set off on an adventure to the heart of the forest and be immersed in its sights, sounds and smells, with the story unfolding all around the audience. The Girl with Incredibly Long Hair is a new family show from We Made This which reimagines the story of Rapunzel for our times, and promises an unforgettable experience for the whole family.
The cast includes Connor Allen (Daf), Rebecca Killick (Mam) and Roanna Lewis (Rapunzel), and directed by Matt Ball. The creative team also includes Alison Neighbour (Designer), Elanor Higgins (Lighting Designer), Sam Jones (Sound Designer).
Director Matt Ball said;
“When we were making Light Waves Dark Skies we began a conversation about the bedtime stories we read our children. It frustrated us that in the 21st century so many children's books still have a very old fashioned view of the world. How many stories have a Princess waiting to be saved by Prince or a girl who likes sparkly dresses and a boy who gets muddy?
Out of these discussions The Girl with an Incredibly Long Hair was born; a reimagining of Rapunzel, where she doesn’t need to be saved by the prince. It's the kind of show we want our own kids to see and we can’t wait to share this story with young audiences and their families in South Wales this Easter.”

Performances will include a relaxed performance in both venues which are open to anyone, but are intended to cater for people who may find going to the theatre challenging, in particular people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, learning
disability or sensory and communication disorder. There will be two BSL interpreted performances by Sami Thorpe at Wales Millennium Centre.

We Made This is a company whose name makes explicit the collaborative nature of our process. The company don’t subscribe to a style or methodology other than the form is dictated by the idea. Founded by Matt Ball and Jacqui George in 2014, they’re based in Pontypridd, and for each project we work with a collection of artists & makers based on the needs of the project.

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We Made This in partnership with Blackwood Miners' Institute and Wales Millennium Centre.
This Easter join Rapunzel, her Mam, and her new friend Daf in the forest as they set off on an adventure, for which they’ll need your help. The Girl with Incredibly Long Hair is a new family show from We Made This which reimagines the story of Rapunzel for our times.
Supported by Arts Council of Wales, Blackwood Miners' Institute, Creu Cymru and Wales Millennium Centre.
Blackwood Miners’ Institute
High St, Blackwood NP12 1BB
4 April, 4pm
5 April, 11am & 3pm
6 April, 11am (Relaxed Performance and Touch Tour*)

* Maximum 20 tickets for the Touch Tour, which will take place 10.15am - 10.45am. Please book tickets through the box office.

Tickets: £5 / £3.50 (includes 50p booking fee)
Tickets and information: www.blackwoodminersinstitute.com / 01495 227206
Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre
Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5AL

10 - 15 April, 11am & 3pm
13 April, 11am & 3pm (BSL Interpreted Performances)
14 & 15 April, 11am (Relaxed Performance and Touch Tour*)

* Maximum 20 tickets for the Touch Tour, which will take place 10.15am - 10.45am. Please book tickets through the box office.

Tickets: £7

Tickets and Information: wmc.org.uk

Cast:
Connor Allen (Daf)
Rebecca Killick (Mam)
Roanna Lewis (Rapunzel)
Director: Matt Ball
Stage Manager on the book: Katie Bingham
Access Consultant: Jonny Cotsen
Production Manager: Jacqui George
Lighting Designer: Elanor Higgins
Press and Marketing Officer: Lowri Johnston
Dramaturg: Kelly Jones
Sound Designer: Sam Jones
Designer: Alison Neighbour
Assistant Director: Gemma Prangle
Producer: Nia Skyrme
Community Engagement Officer: Anna Suschitzky


Lowri Johnston  
web site
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e-mail: lowri.johnston@gmail.com
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