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[[folder: The Baker]]
!!The Baker
-->'''Played by:''' Chip Zien (OBC), Ian Bartholomew (Original London Cast), James Corden (2014 film)
-->''What if I just wasn't meant to have children?''

An average working man whose greatest wish is to have a child. Unfortunately, the Witch cursed him to be barren due to a perceived slight by his father. In a bid to reverse this, she gives three days for him and his wife to bring her Jack's cow, Red Riding Hood's cloak, Cinderella's slipper, and some of Rapunzel's hair.
* ActionSurvivor: He is in no way trained to conquer the obstacles he comes across, but does so nonetheless.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: His wish for a son is granted, but when revisited in "So Happy" he and his wife complain that they have no room. [[spoiler: In the ensuing chaos, his wife is killed]].
* ChangedMyMindKid: After he snaps out of his HeroicBSOD.
* ClassicalAntiHero: Insecure despite wanting to lift the curse himself.
* DeadPersonConversation: Two in Act II: With [[spoiler: his father and wife]].
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: "The Baker."
* FiveStagesOfGrief: [[spoiler:The Baker goes through these during Act II after his wife is killed.]]
* HappilyMarried: He and his wife have their ups and downs, but they obviously love each other quite a lot. [[spoiler: Eventually subverted when she cheats on him.]]
* TheHero: The focal character and one of the most good-hearted among the main cast.
* HeroicBSOD: Despairing because of [[spoiler: his wife's death]], he leaves the other survivors to fight the giant. It takes a DeadPersonConversation with his father to snap him out of it.
* HisNameReallyIsBarkeep: Implied. Jack and Little Red call him Mr. Baker.
* HurtingHero: During the second half of Act II.
* LoserSonOfLoserDad: [[spoiler: The major plot of the story, as the Baker along with Jack, Red Riding Hood and Cinderella are stranded in the woods when deciding to fend of the giantess together. Becomes averted as his father tells him not to run away from his problems and faces it without him.]]
* TookALevelInBadass
* StayInTheKitchen: This is the Baker's attitude in the beginning of the first act (both literally and figuratively), but he gets over it.

[[folder: The Baker's Wife]]
!!The Baker's Wife
-->'''Played by:''' Joanna Gleason (OBC), Creator/ImeldaStaunton (Original London Cast), Creator/EmilyBlunt (2014 film)
->''But you have a princess. And I have a... baker.''

The, well, [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Baker's Wife]], a determined and practical woman who is a romantic at heart. Like him, she is motivated by the desire for a child, although she frequently asks after Cinderella's prince when she encounters the latter.
* ActionGirl: The Baker's Wife displays a take-charge attitude when searching the woods for the four items she needs and also when hunting the giant. Unfortunately, she [[spoiler:lets herself be seduced by Cinderella's Prince despite being a married woman, and then gets killed by the giant]].
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Turned on by take charge guys.
* AntiHero: Type 3. She's a good person but she does a lot of morally questionable things to get what she wants, like trading beans she told Jack were magic (they turned out to be true, but she didn't know that at the time) for the cow.
* BadBadActing: When she tries to get Jack to trade/buy the magic beans for the cow. "Oh... Oh! Oh no, we ''mustn't'' give up our beans!"
* DeadpanSnarker: Moreso in the musical, but the film lets her sneak in a few lines.
* DeathBySex: [[spoiler: She's offed shortly after her affair with Cinderella's prince.]]
* DroppedABridgeOnHer: [[spoiler: She's trampled by a tree felled by the Giantess.]]
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Her Barkeep]]: Though apparently her CanonName on the film's set was Margery.
* ExpressDelivery: In the film, as soon as the curse is undone she immediately becomes nine months pregnant.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: Although she cheats on her husband]], they seem very happily married.
* LampshadeHanging / LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In "Moments in the Woods", the Baker's Wife sings "I'm in the wrong story". According to WordOfGod, Sondheim added this line after he realized that the story of the baker and his wife feels much more contemporary than the others. Joanna Gleason, who played the Baker's Wife, felt like her character was in the wrong story, and so did Sondheim. He felt like this needed acknowledgement.
* LovingAShadow: Every time she talks to Cinderella, she sighs after the handsome Prince... but this is mostly envy for the glamorous life she associates with Princes; she later realizes her husband has many princely qualities of his own.
%%* [[VoiceTypes Mezzo-Soprano]]
%%* OnlySaneWoman
* ParentingTheHusband: At least initially, she's sterner and more pragmatic than her husband.
* PositiveDiscrimination: Inverted. She's the one whose more comfortable doing morally questionable things, compared to her husband.
* YourCheatingHeart: Shows minor signs of this throughout the show, longing for every prince she sees though already married. [[spoiler: After she does commit adultery with Cinderella's prince, she spends her last song trying to justify her actions to herself.]]

[[folder: Jack]]
-->'''Played by:''' Ben Wright (OBC), Richard Dempsey (Original London Cast), Daniel Huttlestone (2014 film)
-->''But Mother, no! Not Milky White - he's the best cow!''

The feckless protagonist of ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk''. Here, his story starts out much the same -- he trades his beloved cow to the Baker for a handful of magic beans, and goes on to slay the giant he finds at the top of the beanstalk that grows from the beans.
* BerserkButton: Depending on the production, don't you ever DARE call him a liar.
* CloudCuckooLander: His head always seems to be in the clouds.
* DisappearedDad: Mentioned as "not back" and never again.
* DopeSlap: Is given several by his mother in the film.
* IdiotHero: The most idiotic.
-->'''Jack's Mother''': "Sometimes, I fear you're touched!"
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:He never gets any punishment for stealing from the giants and killing both of them, except the indirect death of his mother. He even gets to live with the Baker's new family.]]
* LethallyStupid: To the point that his mother has reason to suspect that ''he'' was the one who destroyed the Baker's house.
* OnlyFriend: He claims that Milky White is this. Played for laughs.
* PlayingGertrude: He's rarely, if ever, played by an actual little boy in the play. Averted in the 2014 film where Daniel Huttlestone plays him.
* TenorBoy
* TookALevelInBadass

[[folder: Jack's Mother]]
!!Jack's Mother
-->'''Played by:''' Barbara Byrne (OBC), Patsy Rowlands (Original London Cast), Creator/TraceyUllman (2014 film)
--> ''Jack, Jack, Jack, head in a sack!''

Jack's browbeaten single mother determined to make their lives better.
* AbusiveParent: Sorta in the film adaptation. She seemed to get angry very easily with Jack and even hits him a few times. However, she still cares for her son and wants the two of them to survive with enough money and food. She even keeps her MamaBear moment when she tells the Giantess that she will protect her son.
* AngerBornOfWorry: She acts rather harsh to Jack and makes it known that she thinks he's a fool, but she worries that his carelessness will get him into danger. After the giant falls into their backyard, she tracks down her son in the woods to make sure he's okay, and give him a DopeSlap.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: She wishes to better her and Jack's lives. Jack slays the Giant and steals their treasures, making him and his mother wealthy -- but spurs the Giantess's anger.
* CloudCuckooLandersMinder: She's the one always keeping her idiot son in line.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:After the Steward accidentally gives her a fatal blow to the head, she shows an almost zen calmness as she gives her last request, knowing full well that she's "on death's door" and using her last breath to plead with the Baker for Jack's safety]].
* LastRequest: [[spoiler: To the Baker, to protect Jack.]]
* MamaBear: She was pretty brave (and stupid) for standing up to a giant, telling her that she will protect her son at all costs.
* MyBelovedSmother: She's always trying to control Jack's actions. Justified, though, as Jack can cause catastrophic damage if left alone.
* OnlySaneWoman: Her son is ''not'' that bright.
* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler:Her death--needless to say, a blow to the head hard enough to shut someone up is not going to end well...]]
* TookALevelInJerkAss: She's a lot rougher towards her son in the film than in the play.

[[folder: Little Red Riding Hood]]
!!Little Red Riding Hood
-->'''Played by:''' Danielle Ferland (OBC), Tessa Burbridge (Original London Cast), Lilla Crawford (2014 film)
-->''And though scary is exciting, Nice is different than Good.''

The protagonist of ''Literature/LittleRedRidingHood'', a strong-willed and fearless young girl hampered by her curiosity and naivete. Straying off the beaten path on her way to her grandmother's house leads to her discovering many things.
* ActionGirl: Shows signs of this in Act II, if some of her tropes below indicate anything. After replacing her red hood with a fur coat and receiving a knife for self-defense, she becomes a [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarking]], AxeCrazy GirlWithPsychoWeapon threatening to gut any potential attackers.
* AxCrazy: Becomes this after she and her grandmother are cut out of the Wolf's stomach and start skinning the wolf. She threatens Jack's life just because he takes an interest in her fur cloak!
* BigEater: Between the prologue and reaching Granny's, she eats nearly the entire basket of goods she was meant to bring a loaf of bread, a sticky bun (or four), and a few pies. She is even eating when she isn't singing her orders.
* FlatWhat: To Cinderella: "You can talk to birds?"
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: She's supposed to be young and cute...until she pulls a knife on you.
* GirlishPigtails: Lilla Crawford's portrayal of her has these throughout the whole film.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Seemingly has very little regard for everybody else at first. This is played for humor. Part of her storyline is learning morality.
* KnifeNut: Given to her by her grandmother for protection. She's not afraid to brandish it on a stranger for the smallest slight.
* LargeHam: Depending on the production, her screaming can be either heartbreaking or hilarious.
* LittleMissBadass: She's a young girl.
* LittleRedFightingHood: She does get eaten by the wolf, and needs to be rescued. After that, though? For starters, she made her new cloak herself -- from the wolf's pelt. After this, she is a SociopathicHero. The work goes in a different direction than the norm though as part of the CharacterDevelopment involves her learning morality.
* PrettyInMink: She swaps her traditional red cape for a fur one made from the skins of the wolf.
* TookALevelInBadass: After being eaten by the wolf, her granny gives her a knife that she uses with abandon at the slightest provocation.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Had she not goaded Jack to return to the Giant's castle and steal the harp, the Giantess would not have been so angry. Of course, all the main characters are to blame.

[[folder: The Wolf]]
!!The Wolf
-->'''Played by:''' Robert Westernberg (OBC), Clive Carter (Original London Cast), Creator/JohnnyDepp (2014 film)
-->''Hello, little girl...''

[[TheBigBadWolf The Big Bad]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Wolf]], a hungry and insatiable hunter on the lookout for his next meal.
* AdvertisedExtra: Plastered alongside all of the other main characters in promotional material, only to [[spoiler:be killed off within the first 29 minutes]].
* TheBigBadWolf: Unsurprisingly.
* CoatFullOfContraband: In the movie version, the Wolf opens his coat to show a display of candy when he is trying to lure Little Red Riding Hood off the path.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: The Baker and Little Red have no problem taking care of him. And then Act II happens.
* CoversAlwaysLie: The covers depicted Johnny Depp to play as one of the princes or at least a major character in the film, complete with the corresponding black leather jacket with studs, but is instead played only as the role of the Big Bad Wolf who only took five minutes of spotlight [[spoiler: before being killed off by the Baker right after he was successful in eating Red Riding Hood]].
* FanDisservice: He has a visible penis in some versions.
* MinorCharacterMajorSong: He sings [[LetsDuet most of]] "Hello, Little Girl", a song about how he [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything hungers]] for Little Red Riding Hood.
* MenacingStroll
* VillainLoveSong: His song could be interpenetrated as one.

[[folder: The Witch]]
!!The Witch
-->'''Played by:''' Creator/BernadettePeters (OBC), Julia [=McKenzie=] (Original London Cast), Creator/MerylStreep (2014 film)
-->''I'm not Good, I'm not Nice, I'm just Right. I'm the Witch.''

Neighbor to the Baker and his wife and foster mother to Rapunzel. She's the one who cursed them to be barren, but cannot undo the curse until they complete her FetchQuest. While vain, self-serving, and sarcastic, as the show goes on the viewers see that she's insecure, lonely, and ultimately just as human as everybody else.
* AbusiveParents: Locks her adopted daughter in a tower all her life, and then gets snippy when the girl wants to leave. Based on some of her lyrics in "The Witch's Lament", she may gone too far to preserve Rapunzel's characteristics.
* AboveGoodAndEvil
--> "I'm not good, I'm not nice, I'm just right."
* AdaptationalBadass: Well the character she's based on, the Witch from ''Rapunzel'' didn't seem to have any magic at all. Certainly not the power to teleport anywhere or resurrect dead cows.
* AdaptationalVillainy: She's surprisingly more evil in the film adaptation. Since she doesn't witness Rapunzel die and thus go into a BSODSong, she's left without motivation to want Jack handed over to the Giantess. Instead, the first thing she says to the Giantess in the movie is basically, "We'll get the boy for you, don't worry'.
* AntiVillain: She cursed the Baker's family, she was overprotective of her daughter, she wanted to sacrifice Jack [[spoiler:to make the Giantess go away,]] AND she started throwing beans during ''The Last Midnight'' to summon more giants, but she was NOT the villain of the play.
* BroughtDownToNormal: She loses her powers at the end of Act I.
* BrokenBird: Her misanthropy and belief that "the world is dark and wild" must come from somewhere, although we never learn exactly what happened. We do get a hint when she sings ''Lament'':
-->''Couldn't you stay content / safe behind walls / as I / could not?''
* CastingGag: A 2012 production features Donna Murphy, who previously voiced Rapunzel's stepmother in Disney's ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', as the witch.
* DeathGlare: The filmed version (and several stage versions) have her deliver a glorious (and often hilarious) one to the Baker when he says, "Giants never strike the same place twice."
* DarkActionGirl: Does several evil deeds, and is probably the biggest badass in the show.
* DraggedOffToHell: One interpretation of the end of "Last Midnight."
* DrivenToSuicide: Another. Of course, whether or not [[spoiler: she actually died]] is debatable.
* DynamicEntry: She makes her entrance in the movie by smashing the bakery door.
* EvilMatriarch
* ForTheEvulz: Because watching [[spoiler:the Baker's father cry and the Baker's mother die when she claimed Rapunzel]] wasn't enough to mollify the Witch, she cursed the Baker to never have children.
* HaveAGayOldTime: One of the lyrics in her rap about the Baker's father stealing her vegetables: "He was robbing me, ''raping'' me". The original definition of the word was "destruction or spoiling of an area" - which is clearly the definition the Witch is using here.
* HotWitch: Used to be agelessly beautiful and is looking to break the curse to reclaim it. [[spoiler: She does but loses her powers, effectively negating the 'witch' part of the trope]].
* {{Hypocrite}}: She participates in the song "Your Fault", but then when the ultimate blame falls on her, she accuses them of only caring about the blame ("Last Midnight").
* HypocriticalHumor: After the Giantess destroys the Baker's home...
-->'''Baker:''' Did you do this to our home!?\\
'''Witch:''' Always thinking of yourselves. (''beat'') LOOK AT ''MY'' GARDEN!
* IWasQuiteALooker: She appears as an ugly old hag, but when she drinks the potion she's reverted to her beautiful past self.
* JerkassHasAPoint: While she isn't the nicest person out there she does have a point that if they ''don't'' [[spoiler: give Jack to the Giant she'll level half the kingdom]]. It's not a nice thing to do but the only option they have in that moment.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The Witch is more than just a classic villain, especially considering her moment of anguish after [[spoiler:Rapunzel dies]], and the fact that she, of all people, is the one who sings the beautiful "[[TearJerker Children]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Will]] [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Listen]]" at the end.
* KnightTemplarParent
* LargeHam
* MyBelovedSmother
* OnlySaneWoman: The Witch has elements of this in Act Two, when she shows herself to be the only person who understands the gravity of the situation, and the unpleasant things that may need to be done to solve it.
* ParentsAsPeople: It's safe to say that keeping a girl locked in a tower for her whole life is ''not'' what one would call "good parenting," but it's also clear that the Witch really does love her, and a lot of her dialogue and lyrics indicate that she genuinely believed she was doing the right thing.
* RhymesOnADime
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: In a truly epic fashion at the end of "Last Midnight," The witch throws away every last bean to bring a horrible curse on herself just to get away from everyone else.
-->'''The Witch:''' Alright mother, ''when!?''\\
Lost the beans again!\\
Punish me the way you did then!\\
Give me claws and a hunch!\\
Just away from ''[[SurroundedByIdiots this bunch!]]''\\
And the gloom\\
And the doom\\
And the boom...\\
''[[FamousLastWords CRUUUUUUUUUUUUUNCH!]]''
* StrawmanHasAPoint: DeconstructedTrope and In-Universe Example during ''The Last Midnight''. She brings up the valid point about Jack being responsible for the Giant's Wife rampaging throughout the kingdom, and that the best solution at the moment is to bring him to her. [[DesignatedHero The others]] are against this, knowing that she'll kill him even though more people will die if the Giant doesn't get Jack fast. The fact that they are against her simply because she's [[DesignatedVillain the Witch, and therefore, not to be trusted]] drives her up the wall. She turns it against them, saying that by refusing to give Jack to the Giant at the expense doesn't make them good, "just nice" and that while she may not be [[GoodIsNotNice good]] or nice, [[JerkassHasAPoint she's just right.]] It delves into TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, calling them no better than her and that the Baker's son will end up becoming just like them, a liar and thief, but at this point, she is so frustrated she just says "Why bother?! You'll just do what you do..." and [[spoiler: throws away the last of her beans in an effort to get away from them. When she vanishes, everyone realizes that she was right and that their actions were not great in hindsight. This becomes reconstructed, with the Baker and Cinderella admitting that "Witches can be right", but that didn't mean that her option was the only solution in the end, with the others deciding the rampage would end if [[TakeAThirdOption they killed the Giant first.]]]]
* TokenEvilTeammate
* VainSorceress: {{Deconstructed}} with the Witch. [[spoiler:She trades her powers in to get back her (rightfully) good looks, only to massively regret it later]]. She's not so much AxCrazy over being ugly as she is weary of being [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer treated like a freak]].
* VillainousBreakdown: After [[spoiler:Rapunzel's death]], quickly leading to "Last Midnight" and her subsequent [[spoiler:abandonment of the rest of the cast.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: "Last Midnight" is one big one to all the main characters.
* WickedWitch: Played with. Although having the stereotypical look of a Wicked Witch, not to mention doing a couple of rather nasty things, she's still helping the protagonists to an extent.

[[folder: Cinderella]]
-->'''Played by:''' Kim Crosby (OBC), Jaqueline Dankworth (Original London Cast), Creator/AnnaKendrick (2014 film)
-->''What's the good of being good if everyone is blind, and you're always left behind?''

Kind, gentle, earnest, and downtrodden by her stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella's greatest wish is to attend the royal family's festival. There, one of the princes falls in love with her, but she fears that he will not love her should he realize she is a peasant.
* ActionGirl: She becomes this in Act 2. She TookALevelInBadass, with Cinderella venturing [[AccidentalPun into the woods]] on her own and dumping her "Prince Charming" (who actually turned out to be a douche), and is [[spoiler: one of the only four survivors at the end of the musical, and helps defeat the BigBad.]]
* ActionSurvivor: She is not particularly adept at fighting off all the craziness that comes her way in the musical. Nonetheless, she proves to be extremely resourceful, determined, and surprisingly courageous. And along with three other characters, she successfully manages to overcome and defeat the BigBad in the end, after [[spoiler: everyone else dies]].
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Her recurring theme of "I wish" kick-starts both acts.
* BookEnds: She starts and ends the musical with "I wish."
* TheChick
* CinderellaCircumstances: [[TropeNamer Naturally,]] she's put upon by her stepmother and stepsisters.
* CoolBigSis: She serves as a guiding feminine influence to Little Red.
* CuteClumsyGirl: While wearing the gold slippers--they're terrible to walk in. Lampshaded by the Baker's Wife:
-->'''Baker's Wife:''' My, you do take an awful lot of spills, don't you?
* TheDitherer: Highlighted in "On the Steps of the Palace," when she can't decide whether to let the Prince catch her or to run away back home. She decides not to decide by leaving a shoe on the stair smeared with pitch.
* ExtremeDoormat: Starts off as this, but later [[GrewASpine Grows A Spine]] when she [[spoiler: stands up to her Prince and dumps him for his philandering ways.]]
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Her sidekick birds.
* GrewASpine: See the ExtremeDoormat entry.
* LovingAShadow: [[spoiler: She admits that she will always love "the prince at the ball."]]
* {{Meganekko}}: In the original cast, but not universally. And only for the first song.
* MissingMom: However, she can still talk to her mom's spirit at her grave. [[spoiler: Until the Giantess crushes the grave, anyway.]]
* NiceGirl: She's kind, friendly, and tries her best to remain hopeful and goodhearted in spite of her stepfamily's abuse. Part of her character development is learning that this doesn't mean she has to be a walkover.
* PimpedOutDress: But of course. It's created by magic.
* ThePratfall: Cinderella has a tough time running in those shoes...
* PrincessClassic: {{Subverted}} in that she is better developed in the musical, with more of her own flaws.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: PlayedWith in that Cinderella tries to help, but has to dress as a commoner to do so.
* TheSoprano: While she's not the typical {{Ingenue}}, she still trills and hits the high notes.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Can communicate well with birds. The absurdity of this is lampshaded by Little Red.
* TakeAThirdOption: Her choice is to flee from the prince a third time or stay and be caught. Her decision is "not to decide" and run away, but leave her shoe behind as a way for him to find her.
* TeamMom
* TookALevelInBadass
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Had she not thrown away the bean that the Baker's Wife traded her for her slipper, the Giantess would have had no way to climb down and wreak havoc. Of course, all the main characters are to blame in one way or another.

[[folder: Rapunzel]]
-->'''Played by:''' Pamela Winslow (OBC), Mary Lincoln (Original London Cast), [=MacKenzie=] Mauzy (2014 film)
-->''I was lonely atop that tower!''

Protagonist of ''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}''. The Witch's ward, a beautiful but unstable maiden whom the Witch locked in a tower for her entire life.
* AmbiguousDisorder: Possibly postpartum depression.
* BreakTheCutie: While not the Witch's intent, her treatment of Rapunzel eventually caused her to be subject to hysterics.
* TheDitz
* DrivenToSuicide: One interpretation of her [[spoiler: running into the path of the Giant's foot]].
* DroppedABridgeOnHer: Or perhaps more accurately, [[spoiler: a foot.]]
* DumbBlonde: Rapunzel shows elements of this in act one.
* GirlInTheTower: Of course. Deconstructed as well, as all that isolation contributed greatly to her instability.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Played straight in Act I; her mental instability subverts it by Act II.
* HystericalWoman: [[spoiler: By the time of her death]] she's certainly this.
* LongLostRelative: She's the Baker's younger sister, who was taken at birth from their parents because their father stole greens from the Witch's garden for their mother. Only the Witch acknowledges this in-story, however.
* MoodSwinger: It's mentioned by her prince in Act II that she swings moods pretty quickly.
* TheOphelia: She's lovely, but unstable thanks to her time in the tower and the Witch's treatment of her.
* RapunzelHair: Of course. Her extremely long hair is actually part of the Witch's FetchQuest. She loses it later.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Finally tells off the Witch for sticking her in a tower all her life, abandoning her, blinding her Prince, and generally being a {{jerkass}}.
--> '''Witch:''' ''(defensive, yet sincere)'' I was just trying to be a good mother.
* RichInDollarsPoorInSense: Even after becoming a princess, she still doesn't have the best grip on life. She ''was'' kept in a tower her whole life.
* ScreamingWoman: She lets out a loud scream at the end of the "Agony" reprise.
* TheSoprano: Averted by her character, but vocally? You'd better believe it.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: In the 2014 film. She is not DrivenToSuicide and she gets to live happily ever after with her prince.
* SwissArmyTears: Her tears heal her prince's blindness, as in the original.
* TheUnintelligible: Rapunzel only has a few scenes where she actually talks. The rest of the show, she expresses her feelings by "humming a lighthearted air" and screaming. Somewhat {{lampshaded}} by her prince. After the reprise of "Agony," Rapunzel, out of nowhere, lets out an enormous scream. The prince doesn't look the slightest bit shocked and says "Rapunzel," in deadpan.

[[folder: The Narrator]]
!!The Narrator
-->'''Played by:''' Tom Alredge (OBC), Nicholas Parsons (Original London Cast). Role omitted from the film version.
-->''Once upon a time . . . later.''
The cheery, intelligent narrator of the story.
* AdaptedOut: In the 2014 film, the Baker takes over the Narrator role.
* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler: Even the ''narrator''.]]
** "You're going to be on the INSIDE, now!"
* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: [[spoiler: When the characters try to offer the Narrator to the Giantess as a sacrifice, the Narrator reminds them that the story would be lost if he was obliterated. Regardless of this, however, the Witch gives the Narrator to the Giantess anyway, and as soon as the Giantess sees that the Narrator isn't Jack, the Narrator is dropped from the Giantess's hand and killed. Possibly concerned with the subsequent events of the story without the Narrator, the Baker's Wife points out: "We might have thought of something else."]]
* FirstPersonSmartass
* InteractiveNarrator
* InfantImmortality: In the productions where The Narrator is a child [[spoiler: this is completely averted and he's still killed by the Giantess in the story.]]
* LemonyNarrator: [[spoiler:Ends up biting him in the ass. See below.]]
* OnlySaneMan
* RageAgainstTheAuthor: [[spoiler: The rest of the characters essentially feed him to the giant, although it's the Witch that does it right after the other characters realize how lost they would be without him. See above for details.]]
* TheRunaway: Several new productions turn the narrator into a young boy instead of a grown man with the addition of a new BookEnds story where he runs away to live in the woods after a fight with his father. [[spoiler: Said father is revealed to be played by the same actor as The Baker and is the one who told the boy the story in the first place.]]

[[folder: The Princes]]
!!Cinderella's Prince
-->'''Played by:''' Robert Westenberg (OBC), Clive Carter (Original London Cast), Creator/ChrisPine (2014 film)
-->''I was raised to be charming, not sincere.''

Cinderella's prince, who falls in love with her after dancing with her at the ball.
* AfraidOfBlood
-->''But even one prick - it's my thing about blood!''
* TheCasanova: Associated by his character quote.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Off to bring down the Giant...and who's this lovely thing?
* FakeUltimateHero: Says a lot but does nothing against the giant.
* LargeHam: Oh very VERY much so. Especially in "Agony" and the reprise.
* PrinceCharmless: After he [[spoiler:engaged himself with the Baker's Wife,]] he immediately told her that it was just a moment in the woods, meaning it's something that was never to happen again. His womanizing ways result in [[spoiler:the Baker's Wife staying in the area where she dies and Cinderella leaving him because of his brief affair. And then, he learns nothing and goes on to pursue a relationship with Sleeping Beauty.]]
* [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Royals Who Actually Try To Do Something]]: He never actually ''finds'' the Giant, but besides Cinderella herself, he's the only member of the royal family to actually get off his ass and go looking for her.
* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: Moreso than anyone else in the story; after finally finding his runaway maiden in Cinderella, he grows bored with her and more intrigued with the mysterious Sleeping Beauty. If you pay attention, the IWantSong he shares with his brother are not about the actual ''women'' they're trying to woo, but entirely about the ''feeling'' of wanting something but not being able to get it.
-->"The harder to get, the better to have."
* YourCheatingHeart: Even after getting married to Cinderella, he still has [[spoiler: a dalliance with the Baker's Wife]] and ends up with [[spoiler: Sleeping Beauty]].

!!Rapunzel's Prince
-->'''Played by:''' Chuck Wagner (OBC), Mark Tinkler (Original London Cast), Billy Magnussen (2014 film)
-->''Aaaaaagonyyyyy! Far more painful than yours!''

Cinderella's prince's younger brother, who falls in love with Rapunzel.
* AdaptationalHeroism: He remains faithful to Rapunzel in the 2014 film.
* {{Adorkable}}: In the 2014 film.
* TheCasanova: It's bad that he was taking interest in another woman, but it's partially justified considering his wife [[spoiler:was killed and suffering from hysteria prior to her death]], he most likely had to have someone help him raise his children.
** Averted in the 2014 film.
* EyeScream: He's blinded by falling into thorns after the witch pushes him from the tower. He gets better.
* LargeHam: Engaging in HamToHamCombat with his brother.
* PrinceCharmless: In the play. He's nicer in the 2014 film.
* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: Along with his brother, this is his main character flaw. After rescuing Rapunzel from her tower he quickly grows bored and strays toward Snow White. [[spoiler: In the 2014 film he manages to stay with his (still living) wife though, letting him grow out of this.]]
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Dwarves?]]: He's evidently terrified of [[InsistentTerminology dwarfs]]. Unfortunately for him, [[spoiler: they're the only thing standing between him and his next fling, Snow White]].

[[folder: The Giantess]]
!!The Giantess
-->'''Played by:''' Merle Louise (OBC, voice), Eunice Gayson (Original London Cast, voice), Frances de la Tour (2014 film)
--> ''That boy stole our gold, our hen, and our harp. Then he killed my husband! I must avenge the wrongdoing.''

* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Attack of the 50-foot giant woman, to be precise. As she squashes her way in destroying the Woods, [[spoiler: ruining the previous lives of the main characters in her wake.]] [[NeverMessWithGranny Although, she is not exactly the 50-foot woman you are expecting.]]
* AntiVillain: Most of the deaths she causes are accidents and if she were human, Jack would have been thrown into a dungeon for the things he did to her and her husband.
* BlindWithoutEm: She loses her glasses and can't look for Jack by sight.
* GeniusBruiser: "NOT ALL GIANTS ARE DUMB!"
* KnightOfCerebus
* MrsRobinson: Implied in "Giants in the Sky."
* NoIndoorVoice
* TheUnseen
* WellIntentionedExtremist: She explained her reasons when she was introduced. She had every right to be upset with Jack.

[[folder: Cinderella's Father]]
!!Cinderella's Father
-->'''Played by:''' Edmund Lyndeck (OBC), John Rogan (Original London Cast). Role omitted from the film.
-->''The closer to the family, the closer to the wine.''

* AdaptedOut: His role is omitted from the 2014 film.
* AlcoholicParent
* CinderellaCircumstances: Obviously.
* ParentalAbandonment / ParentalObliviousness: This part can be played either way.
* PosthumousCharacter: In the film, he's dead as well as Cinderella's mother.
* UnnamedParent

[[folder: The Steward]]
!!The Steward
-->'''Played by:''' Philip Hoffman (OBC), Peter Ledbury (Original London Cast), Richard Glover (2014 film)
-->''The greater the good, the harder the blow.''

* AdaptationalHeroism: In the 2014 film. ''Hero'' is a huge stretch, but he seemed genuinely regretful for what he did to Jack's mother.
* DirtyCoward: If refusing to give up his life for others and justifying his killing of Jack's mother is of any indication.
* {{Hypocrite}}: He defends his killing of Jack's mother as being necessary for the greater good, but when the Witch suggests that it's in his line of duty to sacrifice ''his'' life, he immediately declares that he's not dying for anyone.
* KarmaHoudini: He practically gets away with murder.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat

[[folder: The Mysterious Man]]
!!The Mysterious Man
-->'''Played by:''' Tom Alredge (OBC), John Rogan (Original London Cast), Simon Russell Beale (2014 film)

* AdaptedOut: He's given very little screen time in the film adaptation. He only shows up when [[spoiler:the Baker is trying to run away and he briefly encourages him to turn around and help stop the Giantess. It's also implied that he's already dead and didn't die trying to help his son and daughter-in-law get their wish granted.]]
* CatchphraseInterruptus: His enigmatic introduction, the final time he offers it; overlaps with RuleOfThree.
* DeadPersonConversation: [[spoiler:When the Baker attempts to run away in Act 2, the Man appears and talks him out of it.]]
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Towards the end of "No More", [[spoiler:he and the Baker both say this. This naturally convinces the Baker not to run away and help stop the Giantess.]]
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: He's the Baker and Rapunzel's father, although only the Baker ever finds this out.]] He doesn't actually say it, though, preferring to remain unknown; it's the Witch who [[IncrediblyLamePun spills the beans.]]
* NoNameGiven
* OlderAndWiser: [[spoiler:During "No More", he points out how stupid it is to run away from your problems and that it makes it harder to live with yourself. Obviously, this was his biggest regret, leaving his son and afraid to face his mistakes head-on.]]