A beautifully epic new version of The Brothers Grimm’s fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel, by Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, transforms the Globe Theatre this winter.
The boy’s name was Hansel. The girl’s name was Gretel.
The dad was a woodcutter. The mum was a bread maker.
In the rubble of their war-torn village, the woodcutting dad and the breadmaking mum decide that the only chance they have to give their children a safer life is to lead them and leave them in the woods. Left to fend for themselves, Hansel and Gretel’s plans to find their way home get side-tracked, quite literally, by a trail of treats too good to resist and a strange old lady with a plan of her own
Filled with music, magic, songs and a sprinkling of hope, the stage premiere of this new production of Simon Armitage’s poem, directed by Nick Bagnall (Love’s Labour’s Lost; Two Gentlemen of Verona, Globe), is the perfect treat for everyone aged 5+.
‘A road made of bits of bread, says she? Yes, a road, and a road we can eat follow me!’
Audio-Described - Tuesday 2 January matinee
Captioned - Friday 22 December morning and Saturday 6 January morning
British Sign Language - Friday 22 December matinee and Wednesday 3 January matinee
Relaxed - Thursday 4 January matinee and Saturday 6 January matinee
Now taking bookings for performances from Fri 8th December 2023 until Sun 7th January 2024.
Show times for each day are below.
Nearest rail: London Bridge
Tube lines: Northern, Jubilee
Nearest tube: London Bridge
Directions from London Bridge :
Exit the station, following signs for the River Thames/South Bank. As you reach the river, head west and the Globe is by the Tate Modern on the south side of the river.
In congestion zone?: Yes
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Hansel and Gretel
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London
Running time: Approx. 1 hour and 45 minutes including an interval
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