What’s in a name?

That's Not My Name
That's Not My Name

MAGIC is already in the air for the Scottish Youth Theatre, this week launching their latest fairytale show in time for Christmas.

It’s a retelling of classic Brothers Grimm story Rumplestiltskin, produced especially for an audience aged between three and seven — but this time it’s called That’s Not My Name and there’s a definite twist in the tale.

Artistic director Mary McCluskey explained: “Everyone knows how the story goes, and it’s been a family favourite for generations.

“Elements of the Brothers Grimm tale will be included — the spinning wheel, magical golden thread and of course, a bit of name guessing — but I like to add in a real twist.

That’s Not My Name is the story of Rumplestiltskin — but not as you know it”.

The performance takes place in the Brian Cox Studio, which designer Finlay McLay promises a imaginary land fit for pretty princesses, noble kings and the odd impish creature.

There can be no better way to get the youngest family members in the Christmas spirit — and it beats standing in the queue for Santa’s grotto again.

Performances at the Brian Cox Studio (Brunswick Street) from Saturday until Christmas eve (no shows on December 5 and 12). Show times and prices vary. Tickets available from 552 4267.