'a charming, bite-sized ballet that will keep children hooked'
★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN
'For thrills, laughs and shivers for the whole family, Wee Hansel and Gretel really takes the cake.'
★★★★ THE LIST
'a splendidly pitched piece for children aged tree to eight'
★★★★ THE HERALD ON SUNDAY
This year Scottish Ballet will take its specially adapted wee version of a big ballet, Wee Hansel & Gretel, on a nationwide tour, coming to Dundee Rep in October.
Audiences will join Hansel & Gretel as they go on an adventure deep into the woods… Along the way they’ll meet a rather beguiling Witch and her mysterious raven, before arriving in an enchanted gingerbread house filled with dancing sweet treats and toys that come to life. This specially adapted 50-minute show is the perfect way for young children aged 3+ years and their families to discover the magic of ballet.
Originally choreographed by Scottish Ballet’s Artistic Director Christopher Hampson in 2013, dancers from Scottish Ballet will perform in this well-known fairytale alongside talented students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s BA in Modern Ballet.
With set and costumes designed by Gary Harris, Wee Hansel & Gretel will be performed to the music of Engelbert Humperdinck, recorded live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra, making it a colourful interpretation ofthe Grimm Brothers’ famous fairytale. A favourite for all the family, these performances of Wee Hansel & Gretel will be adapted by keeping the auditorium lighting on and slightly modifying the content of the production. This will make for a welcoming and relaxed production for all the family to enjoy.
There will be a competition for the best fancy dress before each show, so come along with your favourite costume on for a chance to win a very special prize from the cast - a teddy and a tote bag.
AGE RECOMMENDATION: 3+ years
SHOW LENGTH: 50 Min (No interval)
Family ticket £48 (2 adults & 2 children)
Introducing… Dundee Rep’s Dance Pass
Excited about our Autumn season? So are we! Especially for our Dundee dance fans, Dundee Rep is presenting its new Season Dance Pass, offering you up to 40% savings for our dance performances;
Book 2 shows and receive 25% off*
Book 3 shows and receive 40% off*
*Tickets must be booked in a single transaction. The Dance Pass is only available on full price tickets for selected productions. The Dance Pass cannot be used retrospectively.