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