CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned general re-opening time. Some venues are showing on-line productions or outside productions - even a few covid safe internal ones and a number of tours and shows have been rescheduled for later in 2020 and throughout 2021. A few pantomimes may be possible but we await a relaxing of the rules for theatres from the Government.
Grimm's fairytale of a brother and sister who get lost in the woods.
This year, the Lyric Theatre returns to a well-known and much-loved traditional fairy tale, Hansel + Grettel. Paul Boyd's musical of Hansel + Grettel has been staged in eight professional productions since it premiered in 1997 and has consistently been one of his most successful productions. The Lyric Theatre's 1999 version broke box office records and remains the most commercially successful musical production ever staged in the Lyric's long history, achieving 98% ticket sales over an extended nine week run. Hansel + Grettel is a full-length musical that tells the story of two clever children, two desperate parents, and an ill-advised trip into the woods where the children meet a bird, a frog and a witch with a most unusual taste in home decor. The show is performed by a multi-roleplaying cast of six and features the songs 'A World Without Children' and 'The Wish Song' as well as Hansel + Grettel's ballad 'Lost and Alone', Fats the Frog's 'The Greens', and the Witch's hysterical show-stopper 'Children's Portions' - all rounded off with Paul Boyd's most popular and exciting mega-mix finale! Running time: approx 90mins including interval.Producer Lyric Belfast. Music Paul Boyd. Director Paul Boyd. Musical Director Matthew Reeve. Design David Craig. Costume David Craig. Lighting Conleth White. Choreographer Sarah Johnston. Performer Ciara Louise Baxter. Performer Patrick Corey. Performer Christopher Finn. Performer Jane Milligan. Performer Christina Nelson. Performer Tommy Wallace.
From the team that brought you last year's Alice Adventures in Wonderland, join Hansel and Gretel on a fun-filled magical adventure through the woods where they meet an assortment of colourful and wacky characters. They come to a cottage made of sweets. Inside a friendly old woman appears, but she is not quite what she seems.Director Karl Wallace. Adapted by Paul Boyd. Design Gary McCann. Lighting Roger Nicholson.