Mahogany Opera Group presents

The Rattler

The Rattler

Times: 4pm (Crafts & Workshop) & 5pm (Performance)

‘What the Rattler has wind of
will always blow ill,
For the Rattler will take
what the Rattler will.'

Every year, around this time, the people of Hobsmoor gather to hear Hob and his band of players retell the legend of The Rattler, a cautionary tale on wanting and manipulation.

Alyson, a poor weaver’s daughter, is bored of her simple life and dreams of a different lot. Meanwhile Crown Prince Aiden longs to be free of his mother’s royal expectations. As the wind blows, their desires call the Rattler to Hobsmoor and it seems that all their wishes have been granted. But they soon discover that everything comes at a price.

The Rattler is a new interactive retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. Each performance begins with a series of music and craft workshops and a colourful pageant. As the festivities unfold with lively, folk-infused music, puppetry and inventive storytelling, you are invited to help bring this age-old tale to life.

Workshop: Come along and create the tools you’ll need for the journey at 5pm. Make musical instruments crowns & costumes. Also learn some songs. 

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Click here to see some photos of The Rattler in action!


Crafts (4pm) Site 6 Performance (5pm) Site 8

Running time

Crafts 60 mins, Performance 60 mins


  • Sat 25 Jun - 4:00pm
  • Sat 25 Jun - 5:00pm