All tickets $10
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Hansel and Gretel have no food to eat. Their Dad has a new wife who seems obsessed with how plump they are. Time to head out into the woods with some breadcrumbs… See the story you know so well told in a way never seen before in this silent comedy adaptation of the fairy tale classic.
Hansel and Gretel is running at The Court as part of New Zealand Theatre Month.
The Court is proud to present family-friendly entertainment on the mainstage every school holidays. All kids shows are recommended for children aged 3-7 and all tickets are just $10 for children and adults.
Relaxed performances are special shows for those with sensory needs. Lighting and sound are adjusted, capacity is reduced to allow for freer movement and there is a “chill-out” area in the foyer.
There will be a relaxed performance of Hansel and Gretel on Saturday 13 October at 11am. A relaxed performance pack can be downloaded here.
Dad/Witch/King of Birds
"In the words of six year old junior reviewer Kyla, Hansel and Gretel was “amazing”! Hansel and Gretel has been completely transformed by Bain into an unmissable magical show."
"Dan Bain has done well to keep this once upon a time tale alive, with this fresh twist. Certainly an entertaining way to spend an hour during the spring school holidays."
Behind the Curtain
Take a look behind the curtain and find out more about Hansel and Gretel!
Hansel and Gretel Are Visiting The Court Theatre These School Holidays!
If you follow the breadcrumbs to The Court Theatre these school holidays you’ll find fairy-tale characters Hansel and Gretel on stage, performing a comedic adaptation of the Brothers Grimm classic that’s perfect for little ones aged 3 – 7. Read more...
Can You Find The King of Birds?
Before you bring the kids, check out Hansel and Gretel roaming around The Court, looking for their mysterious co-star, The King of Birds... Can your kids find him?
- How to Be a Bird!
Our kids shows are full of audience participation - and Hansel and Gretel is no different! Your little ones will learn how to shake it like a bird from The King of Birds himself... So listen in to get a preview of what's to come!
Audience Reviews (5)
"Was disappointed with the show as it was all mimed so quite boring for myself and my kids.""for the 1st time in nearly 40 years of attending the court and 20 odd years of children's holiday productions, i was disapponted. the actors worked very hard to make a weak story line work.It was difficult for the 3 adults in our group to follow and impossible for the 3 to 6 year olds that were with us. there was minimum audience participation which is the highlight of previous productions. Sorry people! not up to your usual very high standard.""I have been to several productions with the kids in school holidays and this was the worst. The silent production isn't a good format for this age group. Noticeably when audience participation was required for the xylophone scene and there was dead silence. Not worth the money. We felt short changed by this very padded out show. It ran for just under an hour, but was very thin.""I took my two girls ages 5 and 8 and they loved the interactive aspect of the play. They were already asking when they could go see it again. We watched a 10 minute cartoon right before going to refresh them on the plot, but I feel the comedy alone would have kept them entertained. My kids couldn't stop laughing the whole time. Well done!! Thank you for the wonderful performance.""For the record, I've ben taking my grandchildren to these plays for over 5 years. My grandson, now 9 years, hasn't been for the last couple of years. My granddaughter becomes fully engaged, sitting on the front of her seat & waving her arms about vigorously in response to the actors prompting.
For my granddaughter & myself it was totally disappointing. The plot and event sequencing was not even understandable for an adult (myself). Sadly this was the worst production by far, for many years. My grand-daughter (6 1/2 years) didn't understand the plot & asked
1. "When are they going to start speaking?"
2. "I didn't like the way they keep repeating the same thing""