Hansel & Gretel was devised between October/November 2017. The show was commissioned by BS13 Theatre Company and part-funded by Dundry View Wellbeing Fund.
A re-imagining of the traditional tale told with music and puppetry.
Living close by a forest, Hansel & Gretel are typical children. Often hungry, always wanting to play, colouring in their simple lives with vivid imaginations. The forest is their play-ground and their friend.
But when they wake up alone in the forest at midnight, things feel very different…
The witch. Of course, the witch. But not all witches seek to harm.
Whilst we had no frights in our show, we were telling a story of two children who are left unaccompanied to find their own way to safe-ty. We were very aware that for many children this is a reality, not a story.
Therefore, we sold heart-felt badges at our performances and raised £117.10 for the charity Calais Refugee Solidarity Bristol.
Thank you to our audiences for their generosity.
‘Children and adults alike were captivated . . .’
Audience reviews for ‘Alf the Highwayman’: We loved the whole performance. Well done. Olivia
All of it was amazing! Zachary, aged 8
I liked being able to hold the pebbles and touch the bird.
I love the idea of having plays in the library. The perfor-mance was superb, I loved it! The actors did very well and the singer, what a lovely voice! Congratulations! Maria Smith
I love how simple and authentic it was. You have made a wonderful ending to this story. Love the finish!
Zion Community Arts Space Public Performances: 3rd December & 4th December Schools Performances: 5th & 6th December (Cheddar Grove Primary)
Knowle West Children’s Centre Pre-schools Performances: 7th December
Victoria Hall, Radstock School Performances: 12th December (Trinity School)
The Space Theatre, Keynsham 17th December
St Peter’s Primary, Bristol Schools Performance: 6th January
Redcatch Community Centre, Bristol 7th January
Clifton Library, Bristol 14th January
The Bikeshed Theatre, Exeter 21st & 22nd January