Hansel and Gretel

written by Lucy Kirkwood
devised by Katie Mitchell and Lucy Kirkwood
based on the story recorded by the Brothers Grimm


This production ran at the National from 7 December 2012 to 26 January 2013.

Hansel and Gretel Original artwork by Helen Musselwhite

Hansel and Gretel

Two children lost in the woods...
a trail of breadcrumbs...
and a bewitching house made of sweets.

Following The Cat in the Hat and Beauty and the Beast, Katie Mitchell returns to the National Theatre to stage the classic fairytale. She will collaborate once again with Lucy Kirkwood and designer Vicki Mortimer, applying their extraordinary imagination and creativity to conjure the world of Hansel and Gretel in an intimate and magical new production.

Beauty and the Beast was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Entertainment, the Daily Telegraph proclaiming it to be ‘Superb. At once funny, moving and deliciously scary... a continuously inventive delight.’

Hansel and Gretel was an enchanting and eerie family treat, especially suitable for 7–10-year-olds.

All tickets £12 for under-18yrs

Captioned performance Thu 17 Jan at 6pm
Relaxed performance Sat 19 Jan at 1.30pm
Audio-Described performances Fri 25 Jan at 6pm, Sat 26 Jan at 1.30pm (Touch Tour at 12pm)

Original artwork by Helen Musselwhite

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