~ 6 November to 14 December, 2019 ~
Follow the breadcrumbs this Christmas, and venture into the dark, witty and enchanting world of Hansel & Gretel for an unforgettable evening at the ballet.
Inspired by the old-fashioned magic of silent movies and music hall vaudeville, Hansel & Gretel will transport you to a magical world, enhanced with large-scale cinematic effects, choreography by Loughlan Prior, and a specially-commissioned score by Claire Cowan.
This ballet brings together many of New Zealand’s creative talents to tell a timeless tale for audiences young and old.
Alongside the full Royal New Zealand Ballet company of almost 40 dancers, local children will appear onstage in each venue, adding to a magical array of forest creatures as Hansel and Gretel find themselves lost in the moonlit forest en route to the witch's gingerbread house.
Hansel & Gretel is a show for everyone; ballet lovers, children aged 5 years and above, families, and anyone else who wants to be thoroughly entertained.
Special prices are available for children, seniors and groups of six or more.