Theatre |
16th December 2013 – 19th December 2013

Monday December 16th to Thursday 19th – special performances for schools and community groups.  
£9 for students and £15 for teachers.

* Early bird discount – book before 7th October and receive £1 off the price of students tickets and £1.50 off teachers tickets. 
* Ice cream available with this offer at the extra cost of 50p per item.

Discounted tickets and free teacher/carer places.  For more information and to book tickets ring Box Office: 01539 725133

The Brewery and International award-winning theatre company New International Encounter join forces to bring you an enchanting show that will transform the Brewery theatre into magical winter woodland.

Adapting the classic fairytale Hansel and Gretel with a mix of brilliantly fun live music, clowning, humour, language and storytelling, this is a wonderful Christmas show for all the family.

In the middle of a cold, dark forest Hansel and Gretel are lost and hungry. But as they sit, shivering, they glimpse a tiny cottage through the trees… a cottage that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Its roof is made of gingerbread, the walls are made of chocolate cake, the door is made of boiled sweets and the windows of clear sugar glaze, but what’s inside? This Christmas, follow Hansel and Gretel into the frozen forest and find out.

“A folksy affair, done with just the right touch of nastiness and warm-hearted playfulness” The Guardian

Suitable for 5+


Year 6 Teacher

“Have just seen tonight's showing of H&G which was even better the second time around, I had already introduced my class of 6 year olds to live theatre (same show) a couple of weeks ago. I have to say how fantastic this production was! It was spellbinding – what a superb standard of writing and engagement with the audience by the cast -it moved in and out at different levels seamlessly, and made me laugh so much -truly wonderful ! Brilliant work by all, and my class really loved it also – the theatre goers of the future!”

Secondary School teacher

“A simply magical show, filled to the brim with invention, wit and lively performances!

The show was hugely useful to our students (to the point where some were clearly ripping off its style in their own GCSE Final Performances last Summer) in its placement and inter-weaving of music and storytelling. To see one so very much an integral part of the other was something they don't ordinarily get enough of. It inspired all the guitarists, drum-whackers and would-be triangle percussionists to suddenly inject rhythm, tempo and song into their performance pieces, adding a layer of sound that just lifted their shows beyond 'mere talking / swapping of lines'. They loved the 4th wall breakage, and the cheeky pokes at Eastern European storytelling formats. They adored the fact that actors come in various shapes and sizes and don't all have to be stereotypically 'Hollyoaks' pretty.

Adrian Watts
Head of Expressive Arts Faculty,
St Bede's School, Cambridge.

Public review

“We (3 adults) expected a great evening on Wednesday at the preview of Hansel and Gretel but the performance exceeded even our seasoned expectations. What a great atmosphere created by set design props and costumes and how well the music, text and delivery complemented the staging.

NIE in association with the Tobacco Factory, originally co-produced with Cambridge Junction


16th December 2013 – 19th December 2013

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