In March 2020, we were nearly ready to perform our flagship production of Hansel and Gretel, when COVID forced us to close down less than three weeks before our performance dates on 28 and 29 March. We were forced to mothball this very special show, a new adaptation of the Humperdinck opera, involving over 100 young people and children and partnerships with seven schools, Cambridge Youth Dance Company, OLEM Junior Choir and Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination.
Our production drew on the original, giving life to a fairytale Forest, where anything was possible, and the two young children who find themselves lost among magical creatures, friendly and not so friendly.
As lockdown lifted we were able to arrange photoshoots and sound recordings to capture some of work created during the months of rehearsals and production workshops. We are currently fundraising to create a small video from the results.
In the meantime, here is a small taste of this beautiful show.