Wed 05 Feb
Sat 08 Feb 2014
**** “Fizzing with mischief and magic, it should delight both young and old”
**** “humour, fairy-dust, sweet treats… a tempting alternative to pantos.”
Unwrap a tasty new winter treat with the world premiere of Christopher Hampson’s fantastical Hansel & Gretel as Scottish Ballet return to the Grand Opera House Belfast.
Meet Hansel, Gretel and a bewitching ballerina who is not at all as she seems. Deliciously surreal, mouth-wateringly inventive and with more than a sprinkle of festive magic - do you dare to go down to the woods this winter on an enchanted journey with Scotland’s national dance company?
This brand new Hansel & Gretel takes creative twists and turns inspired by the Grimm Brother’s famous fairy tale – and the stories and imagination of the people of Scotland. Humperdinck’s evocative score is performed live by the Scottish Ballet orchestra.
Pre-show Talk - booking required.
Friday 7 February, 6.30pm-7.00pm
Hear about the making of Hansel & Gretel direct from members of Scottish Ballet’s Artistic Team. This fascinating free talk is the perfect way to learn more about the show before you take your seat.
Family Insight - Tickets £5.50/£3.50 concession
Saturday 8 February, 11.00am - 12.30pm
Take a little time out to discover the inspirations behind Hansel & Gretel’s choreography, characters, music and designs.
Saturday 8 February, 12.30pm
Prior to the audio-described performance, a touch tour offers visually impaired patrons the opportunity to get up close to a selection of costumes and props.