by alex oates
In association with Assemble Fest 2015
Hull, Newland Ave, Saturday 23 May 2015
Part of Lyn Gardner's Guardian Theatre Picks of the Week- 22.05.15
Commissioned by Assemble Fest, we made promenade adaptation of the Brothers Grimm classic Hansel and Gretel to Newland Avenue.
The story followed a young homeless lad, Hansel, as he shared the tale of how he and his sister, Gretel. And found with misfortune of meeting a modern-day witch, whose only wish was to use and exploit the young duo.
The performances used silent disco headsets, a travelling sound designer, live and recorded music and a pop-up set to transport viewers into Hansel and Gretel’s world. Still a fairy tale at heart, it was delivered in a way that transformed familiar surroundings into something far more sinister and exciting.
Writer: Alex Oates
Director: Alex Mitchell
Stage Manager & Sound Designer: Jon Calvert
Designer: Alex Brook
Costume Designer: Terry Herfield Collie
Images: Facet Photography
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