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Hansel and Gretel


  • Playwright

    Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from the classic fairytale.
  • Synopsis

    The story of two children who are abandoned by their parents in a time of famine. Lost in the depths of the forest, they think they have found rescue when they discover a house made of food. The house, however, is owned by a witch, who has sinister designs on Hansel and Gretel.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cross casting is necessary. See original production for details.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Father Barry Barnes
Hansel Fergal McElherron
Mother/Witch Bríd Ní Neachtain
Gretel Judith Roddy
Production Team  
Director Bairbre Ní Chaoimh
Designer Chisato Yoshimi
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Producer Joan Mallon
Composer Trevor Knight
Puppet Design and Construction John McCormick
Puppet Design and Construction Clodagh McCormick
Assistant Producer Diane Jackson
Production Manager Andy Keogh
Stage Manager Casey Norton
Assistant Stage Manager Elaine Farrell
Set Construction Theatre Production Services
Scenic Artist Liz Barker
PR Christine Monk
Graphic Design Emma Burke-Kennedy
Graphic Design Marc McCabe
Photography Ros Kavanagh
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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy

  • Address

    Co. Tipperary
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer.