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Hansel & Gretel and the Witch Baba Yaga

3 August - 3 September

Offie-nominated for her production of Much Ado About Nothing last year, Amy Draper returned to direct a brand new adaptation of one of the Brothers Grimm’s most beloved stories, written by Treasure Island writer and Iris Theatre artistic director Daniel Winder.

Featuring a life-size, edible gingerbread house, this production followed Hansel and Gretel as they traveled deeper and deeper into a dark, forbidding forest. There, in the shadows, you might have caught a glimpse of a figure in a red hood chased by a wolf, or a witch’s hut standing tall on chicken legs; all manner of magical beasts lurk in these woods.

Promenading around the grounds of St Paul’s Church, this immersive fairytale was guaranteed to fright and delight curious children and adventurous adults alike.

Press Reviews

★★★★★ Plays To See
“Fun, magical, thought provoking & inventive…engrossing for all ages throughout the whole performance.”★★★★★ Act Drop
“wonderfully magical”★★★★ West End Wilma
“The best Iris Theatre production so far…Beautiful puppets, clever costumes and  magical sets”★★★★ Reviewsgate
“Enchantingly performed”