Hansel and Gretel

Friday 30 November 2018 - Saturday 5 January 2019

Derby Theatre’s Christmas production team bring another magical and enchanting tale to the stage. With lashings of original music, heaps of colourful costumes and a super scrumptious talented team of actor-musicians, Hansel and Gretel cooks up a mouth-watering show.

“Christmas is in safe hands at Derby Theatre”
The Stage on Peter Pan, 2017

Tickets: £10.50 each (one teacher free with every ten tickets purchased)

Meet the Cast: Mon 3 - Thu 20 Dec after 2pm performances when booked by Fri 23 Nov.

Hansel and Gretel Workshops

Theatre-based

Friday 7 and Friday 14 December - after the 10.15am performance

A limited number of very special workshops are available to work on the set of the show alongside some of the actors from this year’s Christmas show. You will also get a sneaky peek behind the scenes.

School-based

Available throughout December

The Derby Theatre Learning team can come to you. Some exciting warm up games will lead into a session where pupils take the main themes of Hansel and Gretel and use them as a starting point to create their own retelling of this classic tale.

We can even work with every class in your school to create a giant performance with everyone by the end of the day.

Suitable for: KS2 and KS3

Duration: From 1 hour to a full day, please enquire.

Discover Days

Discover and do with theatre professionals

Spend a day at the theatre and learn new skills. Discover everything from costume and set design to lighting and sound, in an accessible and fun way. See backstage and make your own mini-production to be performed on stage.  this workshop is accessible and fun!

For KS1 and 2

Cost: £6 a head

Duration: whole day

Max pupils: 60

Play Box

Develops team working, design and numeracy

Open up a world of creativity and imagination in your classroom. Taking a story or a play that you're studying as a starting point, our professional creatives will work with your class to unlock design ideas for props, costume and scenery.

Years 3-6.

2 hours. £100 plus VAT. Please enquire for dates.

Story Explorers

We take some of the best-loved books for this age range as a starting poing (e.g. The Tiger That Came To Tea, We're Going On A Bear Hunt or Paper Dolls). Using imaginative play, storytelling, movement and drama games, this session brings these stories to life and helps the children to infer deeper meaning. Brilliant for developing communication, soical skills, self confidence, self-expression and group work.

Got some other books in mind? Let us know!

Suitable for: Early years, KS1 & 2

Cost: £2.50 per head

Duration: 1 hour

Max pupils: 30

Topics Get Active

From the Ancient Egyptians to powerful planets...

These practical sessions focus on a topic of your choice and support teamwork and confidence-building, culminating in a short performance that will help their learning come to life.

Suitable for: Early years, KS1 & 2

Cost: £4 per head

Duration: 2 hours

Max Pupils: 30

Shakespeare for Primaries

Practical approaches and drama-based techniques will help plant the seed for life-long learning with these fun and accessible workshops. They enable students to read between the lines and unlock the language of Shakespeare by bringing his stories to life and inspiring them to learn about one of the most influential playwrights of all time.

You can choose from the following workshops which can be tailored to your learning objectives:

First Encounter Workshop

An introduction to a Shakespeare play

Exploration Workshop

A deeper study of a Shakespeare play

Suitable for: KS1 & 2

Cost: £5 per head

Duration: 90 minutes - 2 hours

Max Pupils: 30

Arts Award

Build Derby theatre into your plans for the Arts Award for all levels. Discover the theatre and find out about professional artists. We'll inspire your pupils, giving them the knowledge they need to complete their award.

Suitable for KS1 & 2

Cost and duration is flexible depending on your needs. Please enquire.