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 3–8 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.