A brand new production of Hansel and Gretel is going to delight family audiences at Norwich Puppet Theatre this February Half Term.
Journey to a bizarre and enticing kingdom in the woods, presided over by a flamboyant and hungry witch, in this colourful retelling of The Brothers Grimm’s classic fairy tale. With bold and playful puppets, a beautiful, transformative set, and wonderful new music from Stephen Crowe (“the future of new opera” – The Independent), it is a show guaranteed to tickle your eyes, your ears, and your tastebuds.
Staying true to the original story, Hansel and Gretel contains all the ingredients of a classic fairy tale; a woodcutter, children lost in an enchanted wood, a step-mother, a witch, and an against-all-the-odds happy ending. Creator and performer Jonathan Storey explains the continued appeal of this traditional tale – “It is a story that delights in the brilliance of children. Through their resilience and imagination they ultimately triumph over the fear and greed of adults, and find their way back to their natural place in a loving home.”
Catch Hansel and Gretel at Norwich Puppet Theatre and enjoy a celebration of good old-fashioned storytelling and fairy tale magic for all the family (we sure are!):
Saturday 16th, Monday 18th, Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th February
11am (all ages) & 2.30pm
Recommended for ages 3+
Tickets £9/ £30 family of four
The 11am performance on Tuesday 19th will be relaxed