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★★★★ The Times "a timely and heartening fable of our times"
Planet Hugill "It created an immense amount of theatrical magic and joy"


Co-production with British Youth Opera

Opera Holland Park // August 2021

Choose your own adventure - either follow Hannah and Gemma on their exciting journey through the deserted theatre as they discover hidden games, treasures and doorways. Or, choose to watch the adults growing concern for their children as they confront their own fears of the world we find ourselves in.

Escape to the magical world of Hansel and Gretel where nothing is as it seems. Watch the backdrop of Holland Park transform into an abandoned theatre full of magic and intrigue for the children to explore, where all that glitters is might not be gold. 


A brand-new interpretation of Humperdinck’s classic, combining live performance with pre-recorded orchestra, delivered to you on your own individual set of wireless headphones. Sit in a single location, choose which audio channel to tune in to, and watch as the action springs up around you.

Cast & Creative

Director & Librettist // Daisy Evans

Music Director // Stephen Higgins

Design // Loren Elstein

Sound Design // Max Pappenheim

Lighting Design // Jake Wiltshire

Gemma // Ellie Neate & Charlotte Bowden
Hannah // Amy Hoyland & Amie Foon
Witch // Fiona Finsbury & Lauren Young

Mother // Hilary Cronin & Lorna McLean
Father // Jack Lee & Jolyon Loy
Dew Fairy // Rosalind Dobson & Alexandra Beason
Sandman // Eva Gheorghiu & Holly Teague

Chorus // Kristina Alice Ammattil, Charlotte Kennedy, Honor Whitely, Chloe Underwood

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