Tamara Harvey, Theatr Clwyd’s Artistic Director and Executive Director Liam Evans-Ford, today announce Theatr Clwyd and Paperfinch Theatre’s co-production of Hansel & Gretel: Fairytale Detectives, based on the Brothers Grimm tale, as an immersive Christmas adventure for families. This joins the previously announced Dick Whittington – The Purrrrrfect Rock ‘N’ Roll Panto, written by the award-winning Christian Patterson and directed by Zoë Waterman and Llew a’r Crydd, Theatr Clwyd and Pontio’s first co-production written and directed by Emyr John.
Artistic Director Tamara Harvey said today, “Paperfinch, led by the extraordinary Joe Bunce, make shows that leave you feeling that the world is just a little bit more magical than you ever realised before. Our team at Theatr Clwyd have already started stitching and hammering, scheming and plotting, we’re meeting actors around the country this week and soon we’ll be holding workshops for our community company so that together we can create another wondrous adventure for the festive season.”
Joe Bunce, Paperfich Theatre’s Artistic Director, will write and direct Hansel & Gretel. He commented, “It will be performed in promenade through studios, workshops and dressing rooms across Theatr Clwyd. The adaptation transports the famous folktale siblings to Grimm City, a noir-inspired metropolis inhabited by storybook characters from Old King Cole to Humpty Dumpty. When a wicked witch wreaks havoc across the town our audiences are invited to track villains, wear cunning disguises and team-up with the Fairytale Detectives. Come and join us!”
Hansel & Gretel: Fairytale Detectives is at Theatr Clwyd Friday 14 December – Sunday 6 January 2018.