Hansel and Gretel (Robbins)

by  Norman Robbins

Full Length Play, Pantomime  /  2m, 3f, 1boy(s), 1girl(s), 6m or f

Norman Robbins' fun-packed pantomimes tell the traditional stories in a clear fast-moving style and can be staged simply or elaborately, as …

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Hansel and Gretel (Robbins)

by  Norman Robbins

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 3f, 1boy(s), 1girl(s), 6m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Christmas/Holiday, Fables/Folktales
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Hansel and Gretel presented in pantomime format.

Set in the village of Pumpernickel, the forest fairy and Attrocia, the witch, battle for the villagers.  Attrocia builds the Gingerbread House to entice the children, Hansel and Gretel, but events stop short before they are eaten, althougth the witch gets her just desserts!  Full of fun, comedy routines and laughter, this is family entertainment at its best.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting:

    Mulitple sets as simple or elaborate as finances allow

    Act 1 - Prologue and five scenes

    Act 2 - Seven scenes

  • Additional Features: Audience Participation/Interactive, Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Elaborate / High Volume Costumes, Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes

Casting

2m, 3f, 1boy(s), 1girl(s), 6m or f

FAIRY (F)

ATTROCIA (F or M)

KARL (F or M)

DAME (M or F)

SIR RUPERT (M)

LUCY (F)

HANSEL & GRETEL (M & F)

POTZ & PANZ (M or F)

DICKIE DYMWIT (M or F)

MELINDRA (F)

RODERIGO (M)

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Cast Attributes

  • Flexible casting

Casting Notes

Dame preferably played by man - not as female impersonator

Karl preferably played by woman (Principal boy character)

Chorus of villagers fairies, gingerbread men, servants, gypsies, mice etc: any age groups or gender

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Authors

Norman Robbins

Norman, one of Amateur Theatre's most popular authors wrote his first stage show almost 60 years ago whilst working for the Yorkshire Evening Post. An avid theatre-goer from the age of 3, (his Grand-parents ran the pub near the local theatre so free tickets were always available) he was equally fascinated by Operett ...

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First production 2005

To date nearly 70 productions

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