BATH The egg: Rumplestiltskin. Thu 27 Nov 2014-Sun 4 Jan 2015. The egg’s Christmas show is a musical based on the fairy story revived by the Brother’s Grimm in 1812 and tells the dark and juicy tale of Rumpelstiltskin, a strange, scheming creature who saves the life of the Miller’s daughter but demands a terrible price in return. It is a tale of loose tongues, desperate deals and the power of names – all told through deliciously witty lyrics and swinging tunes, accompanied by a multi-tasking three-piece band. Writer Matt Harvey and Thomas Hewitt Jones have collaborated. Various times and matinee performances mainly 2pm & 7pm. Tickets £10-£17. Discounts for school parties and larger groups. The egg at Theatre Royal Bath, Saw Close, Bath BA1 1ET. 01225 448844; www.theatreroyal.org.uk.