Hansel & Gretel

  • Main Auditorium
  • Thu 6 Dec - Sun 6 Jan
  • Original story by Brothers Grimm
    A festive new version by Ciaran McConville | Music & Lyrics by Eamonn O'Dwyer | Directed by Rosie Jones


Following last year's successful show, this Christmas don't miss Hansel & Gretel, a new festive version of the Brothers Grimm's much-loved fairy tale written by Ciaran McConville. With music and lyrics by Eamonn O'Dwyer, directed by Rosie Jones. 

Life is good in the little town of Freiburg. Somehow it has escaped the Great Famine laying blight to its neighbours. It has the highest of walls, the most bountiful of harvests and holds the biggest of parties. And everyone loves the town's mayor.

When young Hansel and Gretel are offered a trip to the city, with promises of a brighter future, little do they know of what awaits them in the forest... or realise how the sweet old lady at the gingerbread house might control their fate.

Battling magical beasts, enlisting a crew of fairy tale bandits and learning the secrets of their past, Hansel and Gretel must race to save their town from the Witch's Curse. And all in time for Christmas!

Featuring young actors from the Rose Youth Theatre alongside professional actors. 

Main photo: Mark Douet | Design: feast creative


 Audio Description: Sat 22 Dec, 1.30pm

 Relaxed Performance: Thu 3 Jan, 1.30pm

 Signed Performance: Sat 5 Jan, 1.30pm

Event Details

Age recommendation: 5+

Running time: approx 2 hours including interval