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2010 Event Media Release - Hansel & Gretel

Media Release: Tuesday 20 July, 2010

Hansel & Gretel
Gruppe 38 (Denmark)

14 - 15 August 2010, The Studio

Award-winning Danish theatre company, Gruppe 38 returns to Sydney Opera House to turn the classic story Hansel & Gretel upside down in The Playhouse from 14 - 15 August. 

The darkest of The Brothers Grimm fairytales is brought to hair-raising life using storytelling and stunning visuals in this enchanting re-working. Accompanied by an onstage musician, the narrator seamlessly transitions between the characters of Hansel, Gretel and the evil witch as she magically illustrates the tale using light and projections.

Brother and sister, Hansel and Gretel are abandoned in a forest. They stumble upon a delicious gingerbread house that is owned by an evil witch who secretly wishes to eat them. They eventually escape and are reunited with their father. This tale of this abandoned brother and sister is about fighting against life’s difficulties and distinguishing between good and evil.

One of Europe’s most inspiring children’s theatre companies, Gruppe 38 is a professional theatre in Aarhus, Denmark with a history going back to 1972. The Company present all over the world - from the most northern part in Norway to Croatia, Estonia, USA, Germany, Scotland, Japan and Canada.

Performers; Bodil Alling & Søren Søndberg
Director: Hans Rønne
Season Details:
Dates/Times: 1pm & 2.30pm Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 August
Venue: The Studio
Age: 8+
Cost:  Tickets $27
Duration: 60 - 75 minutes
Bookings: (02) 9250 7777 or online at

Media Enquiries:
Helene Fox Sydney Opera House (02) 9250 7805 / 0412 085 032 /


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