Scottish Ballet: Hansel & Gretel

Scottish Ballet: Hansel & Gretel

  • Start date

    Wednesday 15 January 2014

  • End date

    Saturday 18 January 2014

  • venue

    His Majesty's Theatre

  • time


  • age


  • price

    £31.50 - £13.50 inc. bf

  • genre


Unwrap a tasty new Christmas treat with the world premiere of Christopher Hampson's fantastical Hansel & Gretel.

In a small town, all the children have disappeared. Plucky Hansel and Gretel embark on an exciting adventure venturing deep into the enchanted forest to find their friends.

This delightfully inventive brand new Hansel & Gretel takes creative twists and turns inspired by the Grimm Brother's famous fairy tale - and the stories and imagination of the people of Scotland.

A carousel of delicious treats from start to finish, Hansel & Gretel is full to the brim with magic and wit; with toys that come to life and a beautiful bewitching ballerina who is not at all as she seems.

Scrumptiously surreal and with more than a sprinkle of festive magic - take an enchanting journey with Scotland's national dance company this winter.

Humperdinck's evocative score is performed live by the Scottish Ballet orchestra.

“Fizzing with mischief and magic, it should delight both young and old” The Telegraph ****
“humour, fairy-dust, sweet treats… a tempting alternative to pantos.” The Herald ****

Get Closer:

Ballet Café
Wed 15 May at 7pm - running time 2 hours

Join us for an enjoyable beginners’ ballet class before relaxing with refreshments and listening to behind the scenes tales from Highland Fling.  Tickets £10. Call Box Office to book.

Free Pre-show Talks
Thu 16 Jan at 6.30pm – focus on dance - running time 30 minutes
Fri 17 Jan at 6.30pm – focus on music - running time 30 minutes

Hear about the making of Hansel & Gretel direct from members of Scottish Ballet’s Artistic and Music staff. These fascinating free half-hour talks are the perfect way to learn more about the show before you take your seat. Call Box Office to book.

Family Insight (age 6+)
Sat 18 Jan at 11am - running time 1 hour 30 minutes
Learn about the characters, story and costumes in way that will appeal to both young and old. (Age 6+). Tickets £5.50/£3.50 concession, call Aberdeen Box Office to book.

Audio Described Performance
Sat 18 Jan at 2pm, preceded by a touch tour at 12.30pm

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