This has come across my desk and looks like fun for the young and/or young at heart:
Hansel & Gretel
By Peter Mcdonald
Belconnen Theatre – 14th to 29th January 2011
Bookings 02 6262 6977
for more information please visit www.icklepickle.com.au
Ickle Pickle Productions, celebrating five years of holiday productions in Canberra, returns to Belconnen Theatre in January with another fun-filled pantomime – Hansel & Gretel.
From the writing/directing team behind Goldilocks, Red Riding Hood and Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves, this new production of the classic fairytale continues Ickle Pickle’s commitment to bringing fresh and original productions to Canberra audiences. With a cast of more than thirty talented performers, and suitable for all ages, Hansel & Gretel is fantastic holiday fun for all the family.
Hansel and Gretel are abandoned in a forest by their incredibly poor parents. There they meet a seemingly kind old lady, who offers them something to eat. Little do Hansel and Gretel know that the sweet old lady is actually a wicked witch, who dreams of winning Masterchef by creating a recipe that might just include the children!