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Hansel and Gretel Reviews 18
Jun

By Open Air Theatre

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Our first reviews for Hansel and Gretel are in:

“Update of Humperdinck’s masterpiece strikes the right note between pathos and enchantment; an opera for all agesThe Guardian

Magical staging coupled with orchestral brilliance and strong singing in English made this production of the classic fairytale a delight” The Times

“A forest is a place of danger and enchantment, a fact amply exploited by Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Timothy Sheader’s new production (co-produced with English National Opera) makes full use of the arboreal setting; bathed in lighting both natural and theatrical, it becomes an other-worldly site.” Evening Standard

“Crowd-pleasing and dramatically satisfying; a candy-sweet Hansel and Gretel that gives the audience an irresistible sugar rush. A delicious theatrical cake.” Bachtrack

Midsummer magic. The colourful and apparently delicious gingerbread house is a visual triumph. Rising star conductor Ben Glassberg doesn’t miss a trick in presenting Derek J Clark’s astute reduction of Humperdinck’s score for 20 musicians from the English National Opera’s orchestra.” The Stage

“Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel packs a heart-warming punch; a delightful production, full of joy and wonder, and just creepy enough to thrill the little ones.” Metro

Previous entries

2020 Season Postponed

11th May 2020

Following the continued uncertainty as to when theatres will be able to re-open due to Covid-19, it has become necessary for us to postpone our entire 2020 season until 2021.

How can I support the theatre?

11th May 2020

A note from Artistic Director, Timothy Sheader:

What happens if I have already purchased tickets for 2020?

11th May 2020

Following the continued uncertainty as to when theatres will be able to re-open due to Covid-19, it has become necessary for us to postpone our entire 2020 season until the corresponding dates in 2021.

Making Earth Day Every Day

20th Apr 2020

22 April 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and to celebrate we’re focussing on our commitment to reduce the environmental impact of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

Romeo and Juliet Postponement

15th Apr 2020

Following the extension of London theatre closures and continued government restrictions, we are sad to confirm that our production of Romeo and Juliet – which was to have started rehearsals in May – has been postponed until 2021.

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