, Start Time: 19:30, End Time: 22:00 Orkney Theatre The Meadows, Kirkwall KW15 1QN
Humperdinck’s operatic re-telling of the old fairytale is a timeless classic with beautiful and memorable music. This production has been created especially for the Festival with students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and forms part of their residence at this year’s Festival.
Charles Peebles Conductor
Kally Lloyd-Jones Director
Janis Hart Designer
Soloists and Orchestra of The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Frustrated with the family’s lack of food and angry with the high spirits of her son and daughter, Hansel and Gretel’s mother sends the brother and sister off to the forest to look for wild strawberries. Until her husband arrives home with lots of food and in high spirits she has forgotten how dangerous the forest might be. Wandering further and further Hansel and Gretel become lost, are sent to sleep by the Sandman and woken by the Dew Fairy, find a wonderful gingerbread house which they start to eat and are trapped by a witch who wants to cook Gretel in the oven. Will it all end ‘happily ever after’ or will Gretel be turned into gingerbread?
TWO FURTHER PERFORMANCES
Thursday 16th June 19.30
Saturday 18th June 14.00
The Meadows KW15 1QN
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