Thursday, 8 December 2011

Opening night & the first set of reviews are in!

Yesterday marked another big milestone for us – opening night. Setting the stage, the theatre foyer was transformed into a winter wonderland complete with fake snow, pine cones and real gingerbread (this is Hansel and Gretel after all!) meanwhile the scent of mulled wine filled the air teasing guests, press and audience goers who had assembled for the show ...

Gone before the auditorium doors opened. The mulled wine went done a treat last night!

This morning we woke to the first set of reviews for the show. Here are some of our favourite quotes...

“With its European folk songs, physical inventiveness and clever use of puppetry... this is far from being a traditional panto”

Andrew Aldridge, The Stage

“This is one magical journey worth making in all weathers and will warm the heart on even the coldest December night”

Glen Pearce, ***** Public Reviews

"A deeply funny fairytale, tinged with pathos... the perfect embodiment of less is more"

Eleanor Turney, A Younger Theatre.

“A magical show which ventures deep into the traditions of storytelling, Hansel and Gretel is a delight for all ages and an intelligent alternative to the gaudy glitz which can often obscure the humble wonders of Christmas”

Jennifer Shelton, Cambridge News

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