Published by Samuel French Ltd
9 Male 3 Female
Grettle says she can change "flax' into "gold'
Unfortunately, the King, whose gold has been mysteriously disappearing, hears this and mistakes it for an actual boast
He orders Grettle to work the change, or she will lose her head, despite the Prince's protests who's in love with her
She's shut in the Tower to perform her task, and Rumpelstiltzkin, the gnome, offers to help her-- at a price
The play then follows the gnome's defeat by the guessing of his secret name and, despite other complications from the wicked Baron and his henchmen, all ends happily