When their Mother sends Hansel and Gretel out of the house to look for food, the children quickly find themselves lost in the depths of a dark forest. Finally, almost starving, they find a house made of bread, cakes and sweets. No one's about; in their relief they begin to eat. However, the house is inhabited by a Witch, who hunts children to turn into gingerbread. She captures Hansel and Gretel, and begins to fatten them up, ready for the oven... New production. Sung in English with English titles.Performers Katie Bray (Hansel - not Mats Mar17 2/9/16/23), Fflur Wyn (Gretel - not Mats Mar17 2/9/16/23), Susan Bullock (Gertrud/Witch not Mar17 Mar17 2/9/16/23), Stephen Gadd (Peter - not Mats Mar17 Mar17 2/9/16/23 or Eve Mar17 22/25), Philip Rhodes (Peter Eve Mar17 22/25 and Mats Mar 17 2/9/16/23), Heather Lowe (Hansel Mats Mar17 2/9/16/23), Sarah Pring (Gertrud/Witch Mats Mar17 2/9/16/23).
Music Humperdink. Lyrics Adelheid Wette. Company Opera North. Conductor Christoph Altstaedt (not Mar17 4/11/18/22/23/25). Conductor Justin Doyle (Mar17 4/11/18/22/23/25). Director Edward Dick. Design Giles Cadle. Costume Christina Cunningham. Lighting Matthew Haskins. Design Ian William Galloway (projection design).