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The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel and Gretel - Full Length Play, Comedy

The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel and Gretel

Steph DeFerie

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Full Length Play, Comedy

5m, 7f, 2boy(s), 3girl(s), 4m or f, 4boy(s) or girl(s)

ISBN: 9780573701634

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Full Length Play


Fantasy, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales, Parody / Spoof

60 minutes (1 hour)

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - Various places in the deep, dark woods.


Audience Participation/Interactive, No intermission, Physical Comedy

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Fantasy Costumes


No Special Cautions


Appropriate for all audiences, Young Children (Age 2 - 5), Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)


Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Outdoor, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Church / Religious Groups

Pity poor Streptococcus - it should be a piece of cake for a fairy godmother to tell the story of Snow White but her wand is bent and things aren't going quite as they should. Then, to make things worse, she's interrupted by a couple of English policemen who are hot on the trail of two very devious and dangerous criminals - children who are causing no end of trouble in the forest. Their names? Hansel and Gretel! Streptococcus doesn't believe a word of it and neither do a well-behaved pair of kiddies in the audience who volunteer to help her tell Hansel and Gretel's familiar tale. But before everyone lives happily ever after, the police insist on having their say and the well-behaved kiddies aren't happy about that at all... Since there are lots of parts (10 for girls, 5 for boys, and 10 for either), everyone gets a role and since a single forest set is all that's needed for this 60 minute show, it's easy to produce. This is a great fun twist on the familiar, favorite tale.

The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel and Gretel was first performed by the Chatham Middle School Drama Club at the Chatham High School auditorium on Cape Cod, Massachusetts on December 12, 2011.



5m, 7f, 2boy(s), 3girl(s), 4m or f, 4boy(s) or girl(s)


Non-Traditional casting, Cross gender casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Features Children, Flexible casting, Roles for Children, Parts for Senior Actors


Can be done by mixed cast of adult and young performers or young performers alone.


N/A (Not a musical)

GRETEL - a little girl
STREPTOCOCCUS - a fairy godmother
SNOW WHITE - an Ogre, yes, an Ogre
HANSEL - a little boy
INSPECTOR WOMBAT -an English police inspector
SERGEANT RINGWORM - an English police sergeant
BRUNHILDA - a wicked step-mother
MAGIC MIRROR - a magical mirror
LILAH - a loving mother
WILHELM - a weak-willed father
MARTA - an evil step-mother
AMANITA PHALLOIDES - a wicked witch
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD - a girl with treats
THE BIG BAD WOLF - a wolf who's big and bad
MOTHER BEAR - a bear
FATHER BEAR - a bear
BABY BEAR - a bear
PORK CHOP - a pig
FLOPSY - a pig
FARGO - a pig
GOLDILOCKS - a cookie seller
JACK - a poor boy who needs money
BLOSSOM - a cow
CHARMING - a prince
FLITSY - another fairy godmother
Rental Materials


N/A (Not a musical)


N/A (Not a musical)

Steph DeFerie

Steph DeFerie

Steph DeFerie grew up on Cape Cod and lives there still with cats Bunny and Ruff. She has had no formal instruction in playwriting. Instead, the many, many terrific hours she has spent studying, performing in and attending shows at the Harwich Junior Theatre comprise the majority of her theatrical training. She's also a proud member of the Bless The Mark Players and received invaluable ... view full profile

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Michael Trujillo 11/3/2015 8:13 AM
Michael Crosby 4/28/2015 3:29 PM
If you are looking for a modern, fresh, and funny production that both children and adults will both equally enjoy then look no further! Our audiences absolutely loved this twisted take on fairy tale characters.

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