A Miller boasts to the King that his daughter can spin straw into gold. Three times the King demands she does so, promising marriage. If she fails, her life is forfeit. Three times she despairs until Rumpelstiltskin appears, spinning straw into gold in exchange for a gift. The third time the girl promises her first born child to Rumpelstiltskin, should she be queen. Years later, the new queen bears a child and Rumpelstiltskin arrives for his gift. He will only relent if within three days the queen can guess his name...

The internationally acclaimed company BalletBoyz is to present their third feature film this Christmas, Rumpelstilzchen. A Sky Original, it is directed and produced by International Emmy Award-winning BalletBoyz Artistic Directors Michael Nunn and William Trevitt with Richard Jones, with music composed by David Sawer and movement direction by Sarah Fahie. The spellbinding fable is brought to life anew for the screen with an all-star cast including Jane Horrocks in the title role, alongside Tanya Reynolds, John Marquez, Daniel Francis-Swaby, Edward Davis and Bailey Pepper. The film will have an exclusive Q&A Preview Screening on on Tuesday 30 November at the Curzon Bloomsbury, and will then be available nationwide from 21 December. The film will also be available on SkyArts from 23 December.  


An engrossing and original fantasy film, the creative team have brought the age-old Brothers Grimm tale to life in a playful, novel re-imagining for all ages. In the tradition of the stars of the silver screen and with a nod to the colourful, genre defining world of Powell and Pressburger, the actors communicate the story through movement and gestural narration. Featuring scenes that include a pool of tears, the transformation of straw into gold, a wild wedding reception and a spooky dance around a fireside, the one-of-a-kind film combines theatre, dance, and music set to a score performed by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. It is a ballet without dancing, an opera without singing, a drama without speaking.


Tanya Reynolds

Bailey Pepper

Edward Davis

John Marquez

Daniel Francis-Swaby

and Jane Horrocks


A film by Michael Nunn & William Trevitt

Directed by Richard Jones

Composer David Sawer

Movement and Choreography by Sarah Fahie

Casting Director Jessica Ronane CDG CSA

Costume Design Katherine Watt

Production Design Catherine Morgan

Hair & Make-Up Design Campbell Young

Based on an original design by Stewart Laing

Director Michael Nunn

Director of Photography William Trevitt


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