Hansel and Gretel
Sir Archibald Smythen-Smyth, a proud curator of The Brothers Grimm Fairytale Archive, is eager to share with you the original Hansel and Gretel – untouched and unabridged! Unfortunately for Sir Archie, the cast of the fairytale have other ideas and are intent on telling their side of the story. Discover the woodcutter’s sideline occupation (performing squirrels!), get digging for Gretel’s ‘Great Escape’, giggle and gawk at the witches grotesque comedy set and take a wander through the midnight woods with a frightened yet awestruck Hansel.
Combining a stunning score, hilarious voiceovers and larger than life props and performances, Hansel and Gretel is a funny, spellbinding and sometimes slightly scary take on the Grimm Brothers classic.
About Balletboyz II: The Next Generation
MBD creates and delivers bespoke experiences that share untold stories to inform, entertain and inspire people from all walks of life.
MBD was established in 1997 as a touring theatre company. A few incarnations and over twenty years later we have combined all of that theatre experience with a bit of visual arts, street arts, heritage interpretation, large scale performance, a full scale recording studio and an ongoing interest in technology.
MBD now operates in the arts and heritage sector offering a range of experiences from large-scale spectacles to intimate VR experiences. MBD has a strong track record of creating and producing arts and heritage experiences that blend theatrical narrative with new technology. MBD is constantly experimenting with the latest technology to find new ways to present our work and reach new audiences.
Funding, commissioning and partner credits:
Supported by Without Walls
Commissioned by Fermynwoods Contemporary Art
Financial support from Awards For All (2008)