Specially created for children ages 3 – 8, our brand new version of this classic tale is the perfect introduction to live theatre.

Hansel and Gretel are lost in the enchanted forest with no breadcrumbs to follow home. Cold and tired, they stumble upon a cosy cottage made from delicious gingerbread and are invited inside… But this hideaway in the woods may not be as sweet as it seems.

Join Hansel and Gretel as they meet creatures from the forest, get into scrapes, meet a witch and find their way back home – they may even need your help along the way!

Full to the brim with music, magic and plenty of opportunities to join in, this 50 minute long adventure is a great festive treat for little ones and their grown-ups.


We provide British Sign Language Interpretation and Captioning for this production. Every performance will contain creative captioning  to visually support the storytelling. Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services.

Find out more about Access at Nottingham Playhouse. 


Show tickets for school pupils are £11.50 each. Find out more about School Visits here and book by calling Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Maya Thompson
Gretel Maya Thompson
Megan Vaughan-Thomas
Hansel Megan Vaughan-Thomas

Creative Team

Writer Monika Johnson
Director Beth Shouler
Composer and Musical Director David Gibb
Designer Samuel Fransch
Lighting Designer Laura Wolczyk
Movement Director Lucy Glassbrook
Puppetry Director Matthew Forbes
Creative Captions Designer Raphael Achache
Creative Captions Consultant Emily Howlett
Costume Supervisor Louise Smith
Props By - Alex Hatton, Iona Sarah Weenie & Hannah Zemlak
Video Programmer Sam Osborne
Stage Manager Louise Pearson
BSL interpreter Max Marchewicz

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