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Scottish Opera's Hansel and Gretel, Theatre Royal Glasgow

Based on the familiar Grimms' fairy tale, Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel is both funny and beautifully moving; a fantastical story of magic, poverty and the triumph of two children over their foolish elders.
 
Hansel and Gretel are getting under their mother's feet and, at the end of her tether, she sends them into the woods to collect strawberries. As darkness falls, they realise they are lost. Terrified, they spend the night on the forest floor. Next morning, to their amazement, they discover a house made of sweets and are soon helping themselves, unaware that they are falling straight into a trap set by the fabled Wicked Witch...
 
Humperdinck's rich score encompasses everything from luscious Wagnerian-inspired orchestration to touching tunes derived from folk melodies and nursery rhymes. Director Bill Bankes-Jones (Artistic Director of Tête à Tête) takes the opera back to its roots, revealing a traditional tale that's full of enchantment.... Read more >>

Running time: 2 hrs 2 mins inc interval

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