Hansel and Gretel
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Acclaimed choreographer Liam Scarlett was appointed as The Royal Ballet’s first ever Artist-in-Residence in 2012. Last seen on the main stage with the beautiful and provocative Sweet Violets, he introduces his first full-length work: a deliciously dark retelling of the Grimm Brothers' fairytale Hansel and Gretel.
The ballet is designed by Jon Bausor, with lighting designs by Paul Keogan, and staged in the Linbury Studio Theatre – the perfect setting for intimate and contemporary storytelling. Featuring Principal Artists of The Royal Ballet, the world premiere of Hansel and Gretel in 2013 is an unmissable event. Promising to be as exciting as it is disturbing, the ballet is a highlight of the Company’s contemporary calendar.
Generous philanthropic support from
Sarah and Lloyd Dorfman, Sir Simon and Lady Robertson, Sue Butcher, Siri and Rob Cope, Victoria Sharp and The New Ballet Works Syndicate
Act One will last for about 55 minutes followed by a 25 minute interval. Act Two will last for about 40 minutes.
Not suitable for children under 12 years of age
|Lighting design||Paul Keogan|