Gretel & Hansel


Gretel & Hansel’s Mum and Dad leave them home alone, amongst the old pizza boxes and empty beer cans, with orders to sort out the dirty washing before they come home. But the lure of the Royal Show is too tempting. Who will they encounter in the strange twilight world of the empty showground at night?

60 Minute Opera brings the live experience of music and theatre to a wider audience of schoolkids and grownups. The opera is cut to an hour or so of the ‘best bits’ and given a cheeky new English translation. Sometimes the audience sings along - some of them may even wind up on stage…

Presented in association with The State Opera of South Australia

Produced & directed by Cheryl Pickering
Musical Director & new translation: Richard Chew
Designer: Bec Francis
Lighting: Larraine Wheeler
Puppetry: Sue Harris
Performed by: Joanna McWaters, Andrew Turner, Kate Macfarlane, Mark Stefanoff, Naomi Hede & Jemma Matthews, with a chorus of adults and children

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Mark Stefanoff & Kate Macfarlane Gretel & Hansel, State Opera Studio, 2010