Hansel & Gretel at the Nassau Theatre

The Lilliput Children’s Theatre Company will be premiering a brand new show, Hansel and Gretel at the Nassau Theatre in the December school holidays.

Hansel and Gretel will run from Monday 16th December until Saturday 21st December at 10:30am. The show will be staged at the Nassau Theatre (on the grounds of Groote Schuur High School) on Palmyra Road in Newlands.

After each show the audience will be able to meet Father Christmas, who will be handing out sweets to all of the children. We would like to ask the parents to please bring a present or a second-hand toy for an underprivileged child to put under Santa’s Christmas tree. These toys and presents will be distributed to various children`s homes, safe houses and hospitals in Cape Town before Christmas Eve.

Hansel and Gretel
“Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas!” – Father Christmas pops in to the Nassau Theatre to hand out sweets to all the children. Buddy Bo Butler, Father Christmas and Desle Mc Conney in a scene from Hansel and Gretel.

The premise of the show

Hansel and Gretel – This magical fairytale takes place in the forest during Christmas time, where a poor woodcutter lives with his wife and two children. They decide to send their children away because they cannot afford to keep them. Hansel and Gretel decide to run away instead. Then, they get lost in the forest and stumble across a house made of sweets. Inside lives an evil old lady who makes them do all the housework. Eventually they manage to escape and find their way home.

Hansel and Gretel
“Sugar and Spice and everything nice!” – Jeremeo Le Cordeur, Buddy Bo Butler and Desle Mc Conney in a scene from Hansel and Gretel.

However, there is a happy ending and a Christmas party for Hansel and Gretel. Hansel and Gretel is one of the world’s most popular children’s stories. This is a classic fairytale with a modern twist. This play is written to encourage audience participation and to create lots of fun and laughter.

Hansel and Gretel
“Join Hansel and Gretel for their Christmas Party!” – Dean Van Der Ventel, Jeremeo Le Cordeur, Desle Mc Conney and Buddy Bo Butler.

Hansel and Gretel is both adapted and directed by Elton John Duffy (Edgemead). Elton has been producing children’s theatre and delighting audiences for the past 26 years. The show includes popular songs from Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Zac Efron, Jessie J, Aaron Carter and Pharrell Williams. This production stars Desle Mc Conney (Athlone) as Gretel, Buddy Bo Butler (Fish Hoek) as Gerda, Jeremeo Le Cordeur (Claremont) as Hansel and Dean Van Der Ventel (Goodwood) as Rudi.

Grab your tickets

Not to be missed, this show is the perfect festive holiday entertainment for the whole family. Tickets are R90,00 per person and bookings can be made at any Computicket outlet , or online at www.computicket.com. Tickets can also be bought at any Shoprite or Checkers store. For more information, visit www.lilliputplayers.co.za. For school block bookings or queries, please call Elton on 083 364 8284 or (021) 558-2650 or email lilliputtheatre@gmail.com

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