The Ryman Healthcare Season of Hansel & Gretel: Live in your Living Room
Back by popular demand, join us for special encore performances of Hansel & Gretel, a new two-act ballet that premiered in 2019. This production brought together many of New Zealand’s creative talents with choreography by Loughlan Prior, a specially commissioned score by Claire Cowan, and costume and set designs by internationally renowned designer Kate Hawley.
Friday 29 May 7:30pm
Saturday 30 May 1:30pm
Sunday 31 May 10:30am
Broadcast links will be available here at least 30 minutes before each broadcast begins.
“a dazzling production”
“Hansel and Gretel has everything a brilliant ballet needs – beautiful choreography and dancing, wonderful music, fantastic costumes and set design, and a great story. It is the perfect ballet for audience of all ages.”
The cast includes Kirby Selchow and Shaun James Kelly in the title roles, Katharine Precourt as The Ice Cream Witch and Paul Mathews as her monstrous alter ego, The Witch Transformed. Orchestra Wellington are in the pit, under the baton of conductor Hamish McKeich.
The performance lasts one hour and 45 minutes, plus a brief interval between the two acts to make a cup of coffee and grab a slice of gingerbread.
Audio Described Broadcast available
In collaboration with Audio Described Aotearoa, the RNZB are offering free audio described broadcasts of Hansel & Gretel. For full details visit the RNZB access page.