Sat 15 Dec to Mon 24 Dec

Uchenna Dance and The Place

Hansel & Gretel

£14 Adult / £8 Child /£40 Family Ticket* (*4 tickets must include at least 1 Adult & 1 Child)

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"Many festive kids shows are billed as a celebration of the imagination but few will get their young audience waacking and voguing like this."

The Guardian - Ten of the best theatre shows for Christmas 2018

The classic fairy tale gets a dance makeover.

Our two heroes find themselves lost in a big city, overwhelmed by the sights, sounds and smells. Together the brave duo must outwit the adults to find their way back to their family in a show where kids are number one!

Work Place Artist Vicki Igbokwe puts her unique Uchenna Dance twist (The Head Wrap Diaries) on the much-loved story, weaving dance styles House, Waacking and Vogue, with African and Contemporary Dance.

This festive treat will delight the whole family and leave them grooving right up until Christmas Eve!

With an exciting original musical score by Ghanaian composer Kweku Aacht, the production is written by Gbolahan Obisesan, set and costume design by Lucy Sierra, lighting design by James Mackenzie and assistant choreography by Ingrid Mackinnon. 

Age Guidance: 5+


Sat & Sun Arrive in plenty of time before the performance to enjoy the free front of house activities.

Sat 15 & Sun 16 Dec: Performance Opportunity
A chance for 8-12 year olds to learn new moves over the weekend and perform in the opening scene of Hansel & Gretel on The Place stage on Sun 16 Dec.
£50 booking essential. Bursaries are available.
Click here to find out more about this opportunity.

Thu 20 Dec 7pm
Join us after the performance for a fun-packed post-show party for all the family!

Co-commissioned by DanceEast, The Place, the Rural Touring Dance Initiative and Strike a Light Festival

Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Autumn 2018