Hansel and Gretel: A Nightmare

4 Jun

Written and Directed by Eilidh Evans

Hansel and Gretel: A Nightmare

4 Jun

Writer and Director Eilidh Evans

Hansel and Gretel have never known a day without sun, until winter arrives and the world starves. Full of sorrow and strife, children left out in a storm, and something sweet that’s too good to be true, this adaptation delves deeper into the classic fairytale, exploring darker social lessons for our contemporary world. 

Eilidh Evans (she/her) is a director, writer, and performer from Birmingham. Her work encompasses both theatre and film, approaching storytelling through relevant political and sociological lenses. Directing credits: Ceramic Flowers (2022), Lady Birds (2023), Three More Sleepless Nights (2024). Assistant Directing credits: The IT and The Accordion Shop (Dir. Eloise Lally), Six Characters Looking for an Author (Dir. Rupert Hands), Global Majority (Dir. Rupert Hands).

This play features child abuse, death, threats of violence, sexual assault, scenes of a distressing nature, themes of cannibalism, suicidal ideation and substance abuse.

Duration: 70 minutes

Booking Info


Tuesday 4 June, 2pm and 7pm

Standard £9
Concessions (Mountview alumni/access/under 18/student/unemployed) £7.50
Southwark Presents Cardholder £6

Backstage Theatre, Mountview, 120 Peckham Hill Street, London SE15 5JT

To Book

020 8881 2201
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