Rapunzel has been kept locked up in a tower for almost eighteen years by witch Gothel, who she believes is her mother. But her real parents, the King and Queen, have not given up hope that one day she may return to them. And every year they celebrate her birthday, by releasing one sky-lantern for every year that’s she’s been gone.
Back at the tower, Rapunzel’s solitude is broken by the arrival of three Fairies, who persuade her to let them transport her to the outside world. Gothel discovers Rapunzel has been freed, and enlists the help of two villains to return her to the tower. The scene is now set for a daring rescue as in all traditional pantomimes Good must triumph over Evil.