Rehearsal images have been released for the Rose Theatre’s upcoming Christmas production. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening…

Hansel and Gretel at the Rose Theatre Photo by Mark Douet
(c)Mark Douet. 

Playing at the theatre from the 6th December, Ciaran McConville’s new adaptation of Hansel & Gretel is directed by Rosie Jones and as usual includes a cast of local young actors from the Rose Youth Theatre, alongside  a team of professional actors.

The adult cast includes Devon Black (Mother/Bear/Townsperson), Vanessa Fisher (Red/Townsperson), Elliot Fitzpatrick (Otto/Kabeljau), J.J. Henry (Gerhardt/Blue) and Georgina White (Circe).

Hansel and Gretel at the Rose Theatre Photo by Mark Douet
(c)Mark Douet. 

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!

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(c)Mark Douet.

The production features set design by Adam Wiltshire; costume design by Peter Todd,video design by Daniel Denton; video design and animation by Letty Fox choreography byAimee Leigh, lighting design by Amy Mae, sound design by Yvonne Gilbert, musical direction by Benjamin Cox; puppetry direction: by Yvonne Stone and puppet making by Sue Dacre.

Devon Black & Georgina White_Hansel and Gretel at the Rose Theatre Kingston CREDIT Mark Douet.jpg
(c)Mark Douet. 

Hansel & Gretel will play at the Rose Theatre Kingston from the 6th December until the 6th January. For more information visit: https://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/hansel-gretel

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