Once upon a tea time, there lived a very strange witch in the woods. When Hansel and Gretel are worried about their father, they set off to pick strawberries to cheer him up. Soon, distracted by the beauty of the forest and after playing for too long, it gets dark and Hansel and Gretel are lost! Through hunger, hope, cruelty and courage, Hansel and Gretel go on a journey to escape the very strange witch and to find their way home.
No child forgets the story of the witch, the breadcrumb trail and the gingerbread house. Described as "an enchanting experience, this new interactive adaptation of The Brothers Grimm tale will capture the imagination of children and adults alike." Performances across the first weekend of the Brighton Fringe Festival, with two shows each day including the bank holiday.
Directed by Freya Wynn Jones, with designs by Kitty Callister and music by Mark Dickman, Hansel and Gretel is produced by Teapot Theatre Company, established to create a unique style of theatre for young audiences and families. Focussed on quality and creativity our productions are twinned with an integrated education strategy to fully enhance the experience and benefit of our work.
Director – Freya Wynn Jones
Designer – Kitty Callister
Composer – Mark Dickman
Performers – Sophie Carmichael, Danny Lawson, Freya Wynn Jones
Cellist – Claire Cant
Dates: Saturday 5th May to Monday 7th May, 2012.
Press performance: Saturday 5th May, 2:00pm.
Address: Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AF
Performance Schedule: Saturday 5th May 2pm & 4pm,
Sunday 6th May 2pm & 4pm,
Monday 7th May 12pm & 2pm.
Box Office: 01273 91 72 72, www.brightonfringe.org, and in person at the Brighton Fringe Box office.
Ticket Prices: £8