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Hansel and Gretel Reviews 19
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

Initial Casting for Carousel

14th May 2021

Initial casting announced for Carousel, including Carly Bawden, Declan Bennett, John Pfumojena, Joanna Riding and Natasha May Thomas.

Romeo and Juliet Casting Announced

7th May 2021

Joel MacCormack and Isabel Adomakoh Young are announced as Romeo and Juliet in our new production directed by Kimberley Sykes.

2021 Season Announcement

8th Apr 2021

Details are confirmed for our 2021 season, including extended runs of Romeo and Juliet and Carousel with additional performances added for Dragons and Mythical Beasts. Also announced is a co-production with Unicorn Theatre, and our inaugural Creative Team Associates programme.

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