Cast Announced For Hansel and Gretel

Festive fun for all the family at Chiswick Playhouse

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Dates Wednesday 4 December 2019 – Saturday 4 January 2020

Running Time 1 hour 45 minutes, including a 20 minute interval
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The cast has been announced for Chiswick Playhouse’s re-imagining of Hansel and Gretel.

Leading the way into the magical forest is Pippa Conway (Oh, What A Lovely War!) as Gretel alongside Joshua Oakes-Rogers (The Dead Room, BBC Four) as Hansel.

Also joining the cast are Serena Flynn (Baubo: Goddess of Filth, Soho Theatre as Stepmother and Witch and Tomi Ogbaro (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) as Father and Tony The Cockroach.

With an original soundtrack by composer Leon Parris (Bananaman The Musical, Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five, Stig of the Dump), this musical extravaganza will take audiences on an adventure away from the realm of computer games and social media to a charming forest with a tap-dancing cockroach, lollipops and a candycane house.

As Hansel and Gretel become lost among the silver trees, they find themselves in the snare of a witch with penchant for single-use plastic and a hankering for the only remaining sustainable food source: children.

Director Lucy Jane Atkinson comments, "It’s a joy to work with such a multi-talented and playful cast of actors and singers to bring this new exciting piece to life. We are having a fantastic time in the rehearsal room and are hopefully creating something very special!"

Another festive option, Christmas at Chiswick Playhouse is a series of Sunday evening concerts throughout December, featuring a host of musical theatre talent. With free mulled wine, songs from hit shows and Christmas classics.

Blowing away those January blues, the New Year will see emerging artists across comedy, magic and new writing come to Chiswick Playhouse for a run of week-long engagements. Paul Aitchinson’s unique mix of mind-melting magic and bonkers character comedy in Could It Be Magic is followed by the subversive take on Tudor History, Great British Mysteries: 1599. To conclude the month, Get Over It Productions present The Scene, a festival of new writing with 30 short plays across five nights.

Running from 5 to 29 February, the revival of Tryst will return following a sell-out run in 2017, once again directed by Phoebe Barran (Four Days In Hong Kong, Orange Tree Theatre; award-winning short film Snapshots). Based on a true story, this tense thriller is about the serial fraudster, George Love, who encountered a naïve and vulnerable shop-girl, Adelaide Pinchin, in Victorian London. What follows shocks them both as Love’s elaborate heist begins to unravel in frightening and unpredictable way.

Chiswick Playhouse will continue The Tabard’s reputation as a comedy venue, with
numerous emerging and high-profile comedians, including Love Island’s Iain Stirling who will
perform in March.

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November 21, 2019

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