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Hansel & Gretel – Primary School Touring Production


Loved by hundreds and thousands of people the world over, Hansel & Gretel is one of the most popular operas ever written. Now OperaQ and shake & stir theatre co present this Humperdinck classic, reimagined especially for primary students in the 21st century. Hansel and Gretel are on a journey into the forest. They’re searching for fruit for the family table but what they discover is far more appealing…do they dare taste the sweet façade of the gingerbread house? Hansel & Gretel will transport children and adults alike to a contemporary world of magic, fairies and sweets with its enchanting story of survival and family bonds. Performed by a talented cast of Queensland’s most energetic opera talents and directed by the multi-award winning team at shake & stir theatre co, Hansel & Gretel is a taste of theatre and opera that will leave everyone hungry for more.

Hansel & Gretel in your school

Hansel & Gretel is specifically designed for primary school aged children (prep-6) and covers themes of storytelling, bravery, friendship and trust.

Throughout the performance, and back in their classrooms, students are able to use key critical thinking skills to analyse the themes relating to their own context and world. Live performance enhances learning for students, making your job as the teacher easier when deconstructing the curriculum links that are prevalent in the production – from storytelling, narrative structure, use of song, bullying, loyalty, overcoming fear – it’s all covered.   

This modern adaptation is presented against a dynamic multi-media backdrop and performed by a cast of Queensland’s most effervescent opera talents with on-screen appearances of some of the state’s most experienced singers.

The show runs for 50 minutes and is followed by a 10 minute Q&A session where the students and other audience members can interact with the artists out of characters, ask questions about the show, production elements and the music.

For booking enquiries contact Open Stage at openstage@operaq.com.au or phone (07) 3735 3030.

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