Debut Christmas show for new venue

Berry Theatre, Hedge End is performing its first ever Christmas production with Hansel and Gretel from December 12-24.
Berry Theatre, Hedge End is performing its first ever Christmas production with Hansel and Gretel from December 12-24.
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A classic fairytale of candy twists and chocolate sprinkles will be The Berry Theatre’s debut into festive productions this Christmas.

The retelling of the classic Brothers Grimm tale, Hansel and Gretel, sees the Woodcutter carving musical instruments from wood that produce the most beautiful sounds in the world – but his children, Hansel and Gretel, spoilt by his sadness, are bored of wood and crave new plastic toys.

On Christmas Day, left stranded by their father to consider their materialistic behaviour, the brother and sister turn to the help of a carved wooden bird.

Funded by Arts Council England, the new production is a collaboration with Peut-être Theatre (Draw me a Bird), Unpacked (Robin and the Big Freeze) and Hiccup Theatre (The Owl and the Pussycat), all under the watch of artist director of the theatre, Sarah Brigham.

Tickets cost £8 to £10 from The Berry Theatre on (01489) 799499 or go to theberrytheatre.co.uk.