The cast of Hansel and Gretel can’t wait to bring the classic story to the Art Theatre stage – in true panto style. This is the first time New Mills Art Theatre has produced the pantomime version of Hansel & Gretel and the Director’s team are thrilled to present the hilarious Alan Frayn script to audiences.
The tale of two children left in the forest by Hildegard, their nasty stepmother, where they encounter the ‘gingerbread making’ evil witch Nightshade, who with her two crows, lure them to her sugar candy cottage. Watched over and helped by Good Fairy Bluebell, Hansel and Gretel avoid being eaten by the witch and manage to shove her in the oven!
Along the way the outrageous panto dame, Peggy Pumpernickel and her daft son Wally provide the slapstick routines and jokes for all the family to have a good laugh at! The very, very handsome Prince Johann falls for Heather, Peggy’s beautiful daughter, and they all live happily ever after. The show is full of fun, dancing, singing, colourful sets and costumes – and along with a very experienced cast, brings traditional pantomime to life.
Talented youngsters Jake Hornsey and Samantha Provart who play Hansel and Gretel, have both just received prestigious NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) nominations for previous performances at the Art Theatre and are waiting patiently to see if they win awards at the presentation evening later this month.
If you haven’t been to the Art Theatre before, we are a volunteer led theatre for over 50 years. This is the first panto to be staged in the recently refurbished auditorium that is now home to beautiful comfy golden velvet seats gifted to us by LW Theatres, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London in February 2019.
Tickets are on sale now – book early to get good seats in this beautifull theatre. Matinees at 2.15pm on 1st, 2nd, & 8th February sell out very quickly. Evening performances at 7.15pm on 31st January, 7th & 8th February.
Hansel and Gretel
New Mills Art Theatre
Performances: 31st January & 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th February
TICKETS: Adults £12 – Under 16’s £10 – Boxes (4 x seats) £50
Tickets Online: www.ticketsource.co.uk/arttheatrepantomime
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Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult