Hansel and Gretel Open Air Theatre, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NR
ABOUT Hansel and Gretel
Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel is brought to the stage by Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in collaboration with English National Opera.
In the unique environment of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, experience the Grimm Brothers’ fairytale anew in this operatic retelling, sung in English.
Ben Glassberg conducts members of the ENO Orchestra, with direction by Open Air Theatre Artistic director Timothy Sheader.
Hansel and Gretel will run from 14 June 2019until 22 June 2019 at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London.
WHAT’S THE STORY?
Hansel and Gretel’s parents have fallen on hard times. One afternoon, the children decide to cheer themselves up by dancing. Their mother is furious to discover them neglecting their work. She sends them out into the forest to pick strawberries for supper, little realizing that it is a dangerous place after dark.
Hansel and Gretel get lost in the forest. A tiny Sandman lulls them to sleep. The next morning, the children wake after a night of wonderful dreams to find themselves near a house made of delicious cake. They can’t resist a nibble… and the house’s sinister owner emerges. What will she do to them?
WHO’S IN IT? Hansel and Gretel CAST
14 | 17 | 19 | 20 (eve) | 22 (mat)
The cast features Rachel Kelly (Hansel), Susanna Hurrell (Gretel), Rosie Aldridge (Mother) Duncan Rock (Father), Alasdair Elliot (Witch), Gillian Keith (Sandman) and He Wu (Dew Fairy).
15 | 18 | 20 (mat) | 21 | 22 (eve)
The cast features Heather Lowe (Hansel), Elizabeth Karani (Gretel), Gweneth Ann Rand (Mother) Ben McAteer (Father), John Findon (Witch), Gillian Keith (Sandman) and He Wu (Dew Fairy).
Hansel and Gretel will be conducted by Ben Glassberg with direction by Timothy Sheader. Translation is by David Pountney and Orchestral reduction by Derek J Clark.