Hansel & Gretel

Hansel & Gretel

When Mother sends Hansel and Gretel into the forest to collect strawberries, she has no idea of the fabulous and terrifying things they will encounter there. They are helped on their way by the Dew Fairy, and sung to sleep by the magical Sandman. When they meet an old lady in a magical gingerbread house, little do they suspect that she plans to bake them into gingerbread. How will Hansel and Gretel escape from her clutches and find their way home to Mother and Father?

Let our shadow puppets and colourful set transport you to a magical forest full of surprises...


About Opera in the Meantime

Opera in the Meantime is a dynamic young opera company praised for its “energy, commitment and attention to detail”, as well as “individuality, freshness and dynamism” (Jennifer Hamilton). Based in Greenwich, OITM was founded by Lucy Elston in 2017 on the premise that brilliant shows can be put together on a low budget and with a small team. We are passionate about what we do and committed to making opera accessible to everybody. Our goal is to make our performances feel intimate, and for our audiences to feel close to the action.  We excel by making the most of our small team including visual artists who design our brightly coloured shadow puppets and bring to life our backdrop by operating them from behind the scenes. 

Theatre Company Reviews:

"Hansel & Gretel' was fabulous! The space was used imaginatively and the design and staging were very engaging. All-round great singing and acting. As a regular operagoer, I loved it, but it would be a really good introduction to opera for a first timer. Well done everyone!"

"It was fantastic. Felt a geniune privilege to be so close to such wonderful voices. The entire cast were superb, the music wonderful, the set and shadow puppets were great. All weaved together to make a magical production. Quite the feat to switch my two kids on to opera in the process too! Thank you Opera In The Meantime!"

Production Details

Run Time:

  • Act One: 45 mins

  • Act Two: 30 mins

Age Restrictions:

  • None



  • Tue 3rd Dec 2019 - 7:30 pm

  • Wed 4th Dec 2019 - 7:30 pm

  • Thu 5th Dec 2019 - 7:30 pm

  • Fri 6th Dec 2019 - 7:30 pm

  • Sat 7th Dec 2019 - 7:30 pm

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