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Hansel & Gretel

Citizens Theatre


A delicious festive treat for all the family this Christmas!

Run away to the circus with Hansel and Gretel!

Left deep in the forest with no hope of finding their way home, Hansel and Gretel stumble across a colourful group of performers from a magical circus. They meet Rab, the greatest acrobat who ever lived; Moff the bravest horse rider in all the world, and Uncle Shoes, the clown with the biggest shoes, funniest face and biggest pants!

Together they must rescue Rab and Moff’s father from the hungry witch and find their way home.  But they can’t do it alone – they need your help!  Join Hansel and Gretel on a magical adventure this Christmas.

Directed by Dominic Hill, whose five-star production of A Christmas Carol captivated audiences in 2014.

Contains flashing lights, haze and loud bangs.

Relaxed Performance: Wed 4 Jan

A aimed at audience members who would benefit from a more relaxed theatre environment, including people with an autistic spectrum disorder or sensory or communication disorder and their families. Find out more

Main Theatre

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Recommended for 6+

Preview 6 December, 7pm
Audio Described 13 December 1.30pm & 17 December, 2pm
Signed 16 December, 7pm
Captioned 17 December, 2pm

Relaxed Performance 4 January, 2pm Wheelchair Access Guide Dogs welcome Induction Loop

Cast & Creative Team >

Creative Team
Writer - Stuart Paterson
Director - Dominic Hill
Designer - Rachael Canning
Lighting - Lizzie Powell
Composer - Nikola Kodjabashia
Movement Director - Benedicte Seierup
Movement Director - Lucien MacDougall
Assistant Director - Izzie Milne Turner

Irene Allan - Stepmother/ La Stregamama
Richard Booth - Conal/ Monkey
Peter Collins - Uncle Shoes
Jack Dorning - Rab
Karen Fishwick - Gretel
John Kielty - Father/ Lob
Shaun Miller - Hansel
John O’Mahony - Orin
Chloe-Ann Tyler - Moff


“a wonderfully strange world that’s as full of delights as it is fears”
Broadway Baby ★★★★★

”...another stylish and enchanting Citizens Christmas show.”
The Daily Telegraph ★★★★

”...the sweetest of theatrical confections”
The Herald ★★★★

“a superb, lavish production, and you should absolutely not miss it”
Plays To See ★★★★★

“fun, engaging, dark, and ultimately uplifting show”
TV Bomb ★★★★


Hansel & Gretel Production Trailer
Production Images

Hansel &  Gretel production images

Rehearsal Images

Hansel & Gretel Rehearsal Photos

Hansel & Gretel Teaser Trailer
Hansel & Gretel Build

Hansel & Gretel build

Schools Rate

We have a special schools group rate of £8.50. Please download and return this schools booking form.

Family Workshops

17 and 18 December at 10am there are Family Workshops around Hansel & Gretel - Click here to find out more

Deaf Theatre Club Night: Fri 16 Dec

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, we want to make sure you can enjoy the best night out at the Citizens Theatre. Find out more about the Deaf Theatre Club.

Hansel & Gretel is is sponsored by Kirriemuir Gingerbread