Hansel and Gretel, Eye

The castle ruins made an excellent venue for this musical version of the fairytale with the emphasis on comedy and updated dialogue.

After two perfect evenings for the first outdoor performances by Eye Theatre, it was third time unlucky for the matinee which went ahead in a thunderstorm.

Most of the audience stayed put but the credit must go to the cast, who had to work hard to make themselves heard.

This musical version of the fairytale with the emphasis on comedy and updated dialogue, created an appealing show on the lines of a summer pantomime.

The castle ruins made an excellent venue. The audience was involved throughout, being cast as the woodland creatures.

Amy Lewis and Lucy Elliott in the title roles kept the action flowing throughout, confidently backed up by Louise Barrett and Anthony Knight in their multiple parts.

The show was directed by John Hicky who has been chosen to direct a production at the English Theatre in Vienna.

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t Hansel and Gretel continues at Eye Theatre from August 21-24.