The Latest, Jeff Hemmings
"You'll be entranced...!"
Matthew Baker, Lewes
"A beautiful spirit of performance team!"
Crimson Horse Theatre, Sascha Cooper
Peter Regan, Worthing
A Charming New Adaptation of the Classic Fairy-Tale!
Fresh out of the oven and hot from sucessful sell-out shows in Brighton 2013, Lantern Light are back and on the sugary road with their charming adaptation of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy-tale!
Cooking up all the magic of the original story, but with a refreshing new sensibility, Hansel and Gretel will make a host of new friends with their treacly tale. Songs, dancing, magic and pebble-hunting, baked together and dusted with fresh new characters, a witty script and plenty of imagination, bring enchantment and delight to children and adults alike.
The story starts in a small village, deep in the heart of the Black Forest, when a handsome young woodcutter marries a temptingly mysterious woman. His children don’t like her, but they also don’t like doing their chores or village life! Bread-hating, cake-loving, tomboyish Gretel wants to leave the boring old forest for the excitement of the city and shy, sensitive Hansel – he doesn’t want to cut down trees, he wants to paint them!
Join Lantern Light this Christmas for a tasty treat and find out how the story ends – what kind of a spell has their new stepmother put on Hansel and Gretel’s father?... Can the bird outside the cottage really talk?... And why is there the scent of gingerbread wafting through the trees?...
A show with a heart, about growing up, learning to love your family and not always getting what you want!
Songs, dancing, games for children of all ages (!) to get involved with and sweet giveaways – come down and join us for a tasty treat!
Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite fairy-tale characters!
Age Recommendation: 5+ (though happy to welcome younger members of the family at parents' discretion)
Running Time: 80 minutes (plus a 20 minute interval)
Listen to Sophie Flack & Kim Yates chat about the show with Boogaloo Stu on Juice FM!
Check out the cast trip to Wimbledon Winter Wonderland!
2015/16 Tour Dates
CAST & CREATIVES
Written & Directed by Sophie Flack
Make-Up by Jeanette Gregory
"A great afternoon's entertainment! I came with my grandson and he loved being near the action and enjoyed interacting with the cast. I liked the psychological twist on the evil stepmother 's character - a new take on the story."
Sue Dumps, Brighton
"A wonderfully quirky production - well acted, great script, innovative props and beautiful staging. Highly recommended to everyone - you'll be entranced!"
Matthew Baker, Lewes