Wee Hansel & Gretel
A wee version of a big ballet…
Join Hansel & Gretel as they go on an adventure deep into the woods… Along the way you’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 show is the perfect way for young children (and their grown-ups!) to discover the magic of ballet.
Last performed: Wee Hansel & Gretel was last performed in 2019. For current productions, visit our What’s On page.
Scottish Ballet premiere: 2018
Choreography: Christopher Hampson
Assistant Choreographer: Jamiel Laurence
Music: Engelbert Humperdinck
Set & Costume Design: Gary Harris
‘This production takes us by the hand and leads us into its magical world.’
Scottish Daily Express
‘A splendidly pitched piece… both charmingly humorous and brilliantly executed.‘
Herald on Sunday
We join Hansel & Gretel as they embark on an adventure deep into the woods, followed by a beguiling Witch and her mysterious raven. Gretel leaves a trail of breadcrumbs to help them find their way home, only to realise that the mischievous Raven has been stealing the crumbs along the way. The beautiful Witch conjures for the children a dancing Sweet Treat, who looks good enough to eat. Hungry and tired, the children begin to bicker and squabble, and the Witch uses her magic to send them both to sleep. They wake outside an enchanted gingerbread house and, upon entering, find all the food they could ever wish for – along with a leaping chef and ragdolls that come to life. However, the house belongs to the Witch who is clearly not all she seems – she plans to fatten them up and eat them! The young Hansel and Gretel must rely on each other and work together to trick the Witch and make their escape.