A hair-raising tale for theatre’s Christmas

Gayle Newbolt as Rapunzel.
Gayle Newbolt as Rapunzel.

The story of Rapunzel has inspired this year’s pantomime by Lawrence Batley Theatre.

The show, which opens on Monday, has been adapted from the well-loved tale by Olivier award-winning writer Mike Kenny.

Director Wendy Harris said: “Mike Kenny is master at retaining the key elements of the original story but giving it a twist that helps it relate to an audience today.”

The theatre has teamed up with Huddersfield Town Football Club to offer a day out for a family of up to five on Saturday December 14. The day starts with a performance of Rapunzel at 11am; by lunch at the theatre’s Queenie’s Coffee Shop, then tickets for Huddersfield Town Vs Reading. For your chance to win, answer the following question: Who are Huddersfield Town playing on Saturday December 14? Send your entries to Dewsbury Reporter, Wellington Road, Dewsbury, WF13 1HQ, by December 12.