Christmas show: Rumpelstiltskin

Tue 3 Dec → Tues 24 Dec 2024 | Various times
£10.50 (standard) | £7 (concession) | £6 Local Links

From the team that brought you Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty  - presented by Platform in association with Glasgow Kelvin College and written by Lewis Hetherington

Rumpelstiltskin has never fitted in. Is he a Troll? A Goblin? A Stinky Bog Monster? No one really knows! But he’s excited to head out into the world and start making friends.

Sadly, for poor old Rumpelstiltskin, the world does not feel the same. No one really talks to him and some people are actually a little bit mean...

Princess Bunnyflops, meanwhile, has lots of friends and everyone thinks she is great - with her big fluffy tail and sparkly eyes.

Rumplestiltskin want to be friends with Princess - he tries his best, but she doesn’t even know his name!

Join Rumpelstiltskin as he finds his way in the world, with songs, jokes and lots of heart.

Come along and find out if maybe, just maybe, Rumpelstiltkin won’t be alone for Christmas after all! 

Family friendly – for everyone over 5yrs. Get your tickets booked early - last year's show - Cinderella - was a sell out!


“Clever and original every year - love the Glasgow humour" - Cinderella audience member 

"This is an atmospheric, engaging fairy tale where gripping storytelling is at the front and centre of the production. Platform in Easterhouse is a true gem in the East End and the constant, consistently highly quality of their productions deserve to be seen by as wide an audience as possible, Sleeping Beauty is no exception." Glasgow Theatre Blog (Sleeping Beauty)

“My favourite part was all of it!” P4 pupil from Aultmore Park Primary (Sleeping Beauty)

“Utterly inspired and uplifting theatre… tender, witty and adorable” ***** Mary Brennan, The Herald

“It’s a sweet, clever show, ideal for stepping away from the mainstream Christmas madness.”****Lauren Mayberry, The List

“The kids loved it – they laughed and took part in the show. It was great!” Ashley, nursery teacher

"It was fantastic - such a brilliant retelling of a well known story" - Cinderella audience member 

 Images of previous Christmas shows: Euan Robertson Photography

Additional info

The show is approximately 60 minutes long with no interval

Recommended age: everyone over the age of 5yrs although younger audience members are welcome

Performances marked with an asterix* (see dates below) are relaxed performances which are ideal for those who can be overwhelmed by a traditional theatre experience. Performances are the same but with some subtle tweaks to create a more relaxed environment

The Platform Cafe Bar will be open before performances for refreshments

For group bookings over 100 (up to 100 tickets can be booked online) or if you have any questions relating to group bookings or the show in general please email tickets@platform-online.co.uk - pre-ordered goody bags are available on request

If there are any special access requirements such as wheelchair access or any details we need to know about, please email tickets@platform-online.co.uk


Tue 3 | 10.30am & 1.30pm

Wed 4 | 10.30am* & 1.30pm

Thu 5 | 1pm & 7pm

Fri 6 Dec | 10.30am & 7pm

Sat 7 Dec | 2pm & 7pm


Tue 10 Dec | 1pm & 7pm

Wed 11 Dec | 10.30am & 1.30pm

Thu 12 Dec | 10.30am* & 7pm

Fri 13 Dec | 10.30am & 7pm

Sat 14 Dec | 2pm* & 7pm


Tue 17 Dec | 10.30am* & 1.30pm

Wed 18 Dec | 10.30am & 1.30pm

Thu 19 Dec | 10.30am & 7pm

Fri 20 Dec | 2pm & 7pm

Sat 21 Dec | 2pm & 7pm


Mon 23 Dec | 2pm & 7pm

Tue 24 Dec | 11am & 2pm

Please note that some of the above daytime shows are currently closed for online booking as they are intended for school groups. If you are are a school or another group looking to book a daytime show that is listed above, please email tickets@platform-online.co.uk


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