Setting the Scene

This version of the famous Hansel and Gretel story was written for us by the talented David Armitt, who brought the original story to life with many enhancing additions, such the Teddy Bears’ Picnic that Hansel and Gretel encountered on their journey. We also had two original songs in the show, with words by David Armitt and music by Sam Moulton.

This show was dedicated to the memory of two of our dear friends of Phoenix, Charlie and Reg.

Songs and Scenes

Act 1

Prologue

Widow Wonky’s Back Yard

Is It Worth It? – Granny & Chorus of Villagers

One Brick at a Time – Widow Wonky & Chorus

Dog’s Lament – Dog / Hansel & Gretel

The Dancing Song – Widow Wonky & Chorus

Here’s a Ta-Do – Granny / Widow Wonky / Dog & Chorus

In Witch Wood

A rustic cottage

Elsewhere in Witch Wood

A clearing in the Wood

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic – The Three Bears & Chorus of Bears

Hushabye Mountain – Hansel & Gretel

Something Sweet – Witch

A gingerbread house

Wicked Gingerbread! – Hansel / Gretel & Dog

Act 2

Inside the gingerbread house

Food Glorious Food! – Hansel / Gretel & Chorus of Goblins

Children Beware! – Witch

A deserted cottage

The Bare Necessities – Widow Wonky & the Three Bears

Inside the gingerbread house

Brown Bread! – Soloist & Chorus of Children’s Ghosts

Miaow! Woof! – Dog & Cat

All Our Yesterdays – Hansel & Gretel

Ping Pong the Witch is Dead! – Principals & Chorus of Children

The Production team

  • Stage Direction – Loraine Taylor
  • Musical Direction – Anthony Calnan
  • Keyboards – Anthony Calnan
  • Choreography – Barbara Hill / Nicki Parry / Edward Seagroatt / Loraine Taylor / Laura Wakeling & Lorna Sales
  • Costumes – Debbie Featherstone / Pauline Seagroatt / Pat Hake / Barbara Hill / Edward Seaqroatt / Sheila Seagroatt
  • Scenery – Sam Moulton / Richard Seagroatt / David Armitt / Mark Hamilton / Matthew Stevens / Emma Weeks / John White
  • Properties – Emma Weeks
  • Stage Management – Ian Caldecourt
  • Lighting – Darren Knight
  • Prompt – Catherine Bates
  • Front of House – Kaz Cockburn / Trefor Davies / Barbara Hill / Sally Moulton & Marie Seagroatt

The Cast

  • Voice – Sally Moulton
  • Witch – Pauline Seagroatt
  • Granny – Joan Wakeling
  • Widow Wonky – Richard Seagroatt
  • Hansel – Lorna Sales
  • Gretel – Kelli Weedon
  • Dog – Sam Moulton
  • 1st Villager – Joanna Spiegelhalter
  • 2nd Villager – Matthew Stevens
  • 3rd Villager – Nicki Parry
  • 4th Villager – Emma Weeks
  • 5th Villager – Edward Seagroatt
  • Cousin Gertie – Emma Weeks
  • Wolf – Jude Figueira
  • Pa Bear – Sam Leach
  • Ma Bear – Debbie Featherstone
  • Baby Bear – Vanessa Tucker
  • Cat – Sarah Make
  • Goblin Guards – Jude Figueira & Mark Hamilton
  • Lead Ghost – Nicki Parry
  • Choruses of Villagers, Goblins, Ghosts and Children – Debbie Featherstone / Sarah Hake / Edward Seagroatt / Nicki Parry / Jude Figueira / Emma Weeks / John White / Joanna Spiegelhalter / Sam Leach / Matthew Stevens / Laura Wakeling / Vanessa Tucker & Mark Hamilton
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