Participation theatre for youngsters

Hansel and Gretel is being performed by Image Musical Theatre at the Ashcroft Arts Centre on December 19.
Hansel and Gretel is being performed by Image Musical Theatre at the Ashcroft Arts Centre on December 19.
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A tale of gingerbread houses with chocolate glazing and sprinkles is arriving at the Ashcroft Arts Centre on December 19.

Image Musical Theatre specialises in theatre productions for children, and its production of Hansel and Gretel is a participation musical, written and produced for family audiences in theatres.

The first act, which is 30 minutes long, is a rehearsal workshop for the whole audience. During this rehearsal the company of four actors introduce themselves, and choose between 9 and 12 children from the audience, who will get the chance to take part in the show.

The production is suitable for audiences five years old and up.

Tickets cost £7 or £22 for a family from the Ashcroft Arts Centre on (01329) 223100 or go to www.hants.gov.uk/ashcroft.