Non-Registered Critics: Catherine Womack

Nov

HANSEL AND GRETEL

Taken as a whole, this production is all sugar and spice. Poverty and hunger and the threat of violence are present as part of the narrative, but thematically they are overshadowed by storybook imagery. Richard Spark's singsong English libretto keeps things light with lyrical rhymes. With the help of charming puppet spirit animals and stellar leads, this is a fantasy world audiences will be happy to join.

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