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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

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