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Hansel and Gretel

The Royal Ballet’s Artist-in-Residence Liam Scarlett presents his first full-length ballet – a dark, adult take on a classic fairytale.

Most recent performance

There are currently no scheduled performances of Hansel and Gretel. It was last on stage 24–28 January 2014 as part of the Winter 2013/14 season.


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.

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