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Hansel and Gretel A review by Milly Stephens (Aged 13)

Rose Theatre Kingston

Rose Theatre, Kingston - 03 January 2019

Hansel and Gretel A review by Milly Stephens (Aged 13)


Hansel and Gretel


by Ciaran McConville, adapted from the fairy tale of the Brothers Grimm


RTK at Rose Theatre, Kingston until 6th January


We asked one of our younger reviewers to share her thoughts on Hansel and Gretel, to complement Mark Aspen’s review


A review by Milly Stephens (Aged 13)


You can never be too old for a fairytale.  Hansel and Gretel is a vibrant Christmas show with a funny, dark, magical twist.  Hansel and Gretel (Oliver Smith and Sylvie Varcoe) take you on a magical journey through the great forest, meeting lots of familiar fairy-tale characters: a bar-maid Cinderella, a feisty Red Riding Hood, a sassy Rapunzel, a brave Snow White, a flirty prince frog and an Italian speaking Pinocchio.


The choreography by Aimee Leigh is outstanding and the original songs by Eamonn O'Dwyer match the feel of the play perfectly. 


The costumes made by Juliette Craft and her amazing team and designed by Peter Todd are fantastic, traditional costumes with a twist.  And of course there is Pinocchio’s nose, which when he told a lie appeared out of nowhere.  And the bear (Devon Black) who was extremely tall, was suspended on stilts … …


Read Milly Stephens’ full review at www.markaspen.wordpress.com/2018/12/17/hans-gret-young


Photography by Mark Douet



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