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Hansel and Gretel

A beautifully epic new version of The Brothers Grimm’s fairy tale, HANSEL AND GRETEL, by Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, transforms the Globe Theatre this winter.

Filled with music, magic, songs and a sprinkling of hope, the stage premiere of this new production of Simon Armitage’s poem, directed by Nick Bagnall (Love’s Labour’s Lost; Two Gentlemen of Verona, Globe), is the perfect treat for everyone aged 5+.

A road made of bits of bread, says she? Yes, a road, and a road we can eat – follow me!

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What is Hansel and Gretel about?

The boy’s name was Hansel. The girl’s name was Gretel. The dad was a woodcutter. The mum was a bread maker. In the rubble of their war-torn village, the woodcutting dad and the breadmaking mum decide that the only chance they have to give their children a safer life is to lead them – and leave them – in the woods. Left to fend for themselves, Hansel and Gretel’s plans to find their way home get side-tracked, quite literally, by a trail of treats too good to resist and a strange old lady with a plan of her own…

Ticket Information

Tickets available for performances from 8 Dec 2023 – 7 Jan 2024

Running Time


Cast & Creatives

Simon Armitage (Writer), Nick Bagnall (Director)

Booking Period

8 Dec 2023 - 7 Jan 2024

For group bookings of 10 or more:
Submit a request online

Or call 020 7206 1176

Venue Information

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Bankside, London SE1 9DT

Get Directions

Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Blackfriars, Mansion House, London Bridge, Southwark


11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 76

Nearest Car Parks

There is an NCP car park on Thames Exchange on the north side of Southwark Bridge

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