Hansel and Gretel (Porter)

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A kindly but impoverished woodcutter, with aspirations of becoming a chef, dwells on the edge of a forest with his hideous, flatulent new wife and his two children, dim-witted Hansel and plucky Gretel. Keen not to share the home-cooked dinners, the horrid stepmother leads the children deep into the forest and leaves them for dead. But as luck would have it, the starving, frightened pair stumbles across a house made out of gingerbread with a welcoming light in the windows…
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Description

Creators
Grimm Brothers, authors
Phil Porter, playwright
Martin Ward, composer

 

Details

69 pgs. 5 female, 4 male
Originally produced by Northampton Theatre Royal, UK in 2004
Run Time: 90 minutes
Audience Recommendation: All Ages

Synopsis

A kindly but impoverished woodcutter, with aspirations of becoming a chef, dwells on the edge of a forest with his hideous, flatulent new wife and his two children, dim-witted Hansel and plucky Gretel. Keen not to share the home-cooked dinners, the horrid stepmother leads the children deep into the forest and leaves them for dead. But as luck would have it, the starving, frightened pair stumbles across a house made out of gingerbread with a welcoming light in the windows…

“A near-perfect piece of Christmas theatre… full of passionate and poignant family politics, hopes, dreams, fun, fear, laughter, beauty, and a fierce, youthful sense of justice.” – The Scotsman, UK

“This good-looking show with a heart provides the whole gamut of guffaws, from the endearing chuckles of the very young to the laughter of grown-ups.” – The Courier, UK

“A one-stop Christmas shop for brash, colorful laughs, flamboyant performances and that real Christmas magic… Gob-smacking!” – Metro, UK

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

 

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Hard Copy Perusal, PDF Perusal, Written Score Hard Copy, Written Score PDF

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