Hansel and Gretel

"a captivating version… with bright as a button humour, clever use of puppets to double the title characters and European folk music played by the talented multinational cast" – The Stage

In the middle of a snow-covered forest sits a tiny cottage unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Its roof is made of gingerbread, the walls are made of chocolate cake, and the door is made of boiled sweets and the windows of clear sugar glaze, but what’s inside?


Hansel and Gretel played a six week run at the Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol from December 2012 to January 2013. The show then visited the Key Theatre in Peterborough in February 2013. Visit the blog here.
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"a witty and immensely enjoyable production from a company who deserve all their plaudits" Bristol Culture

"New International Encounter has devised a witty, wintry take on one of the Grimm Brothers’ bleakest tales… with a show that is so entertaining and inventive and provides such pleasure" WhatsOn Stage

Director: Alex Byrne Assistant Director: Fiona Mikel Associate Director: Rich Rusk Scenography: Stefanie Mueller Musical Director: Carly Davis Cast: Unai Lopez de Armentia, Rew Lowe, Mia Hawk, Carly Davis and Stefanie Mueller Production Manager: Chris Swain Stage Manager: Elke Laleman Lighting Designer: Anna Barrett

Hansel and Gretel will be returning this Christmas to mac Birmingham and Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal.

Hansel and Gretel 2012 was created in co-production with the Tobacco Factory Theatre. Original co-production with The Junction (2011), developed at Battersea Arts Centre.