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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... Opera North with Together We Can Eaz a Devised Opera Based o n Hansel and Gretel. In this his first opera production, theatre director Tim Supple, strips the drama to its brutal essentials: poverty, hunger, wild fantasy and ferocious terrors. By scaling down the opera and breaking down the lines between sung and spoken drama, the audience will be offered an intensely experience of Hansel and Gretel.

Performers Charlotte Kinder (Gretel), Katija Dragojevic (Hansel), Fiona MacDonald (Gertrud/Witch), Wyn Pencarreg (Peter), Claire Wild (Sandman/Dew Fairy).
Music Humperdink. Lyrics Adelheid Wette. Company Opera North. Conductor Martin Pickard. Director Tim Supple. Design Nicky Gillibrand. Costume Nicky Gillibrand. Lighting Nigel Edwards.

Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T0322030283. Details of all Hansel and Gretel archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1949

Archive Listings

13 Jul 01
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14 Jul 01
Grand Opera House
York
North Yorkshire
12 Jul 01
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13 Jul 01
Sheffield Theatres
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
10 Jul 01Lawrence Batley Theatre
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
6 Jul 01
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7 Jul 01
Newark Palace
Newark
Nottinghamshire
29 Jun 01
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30 Jun 01
The Lowry
Salford
Greater Manchester
26 Jun 01Guild Hall and Charter Theatre
Preston
Lancashire
22 Jun 01Whitley Bay Playhouse
Whitley Bay
Tyne and Wear
15 Jun 01
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19 Jun 01
City Varieties Music Hall
Leeds
West Yorkshire

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