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Hansel and Gretel Tickets

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Follow the breadcrumbs for a festive treat! Simon Armitage’s version of the beloved fairytale returns for Christmas. Best for age 5+.

Festive Magic With Hansel and Gretel Tickets

Treat your family to the sweetest of theatre trips at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre this Christmas! Poet Laureate Simon Armitage’s acclaimed Hansel and Gretel returns for a second year. Armitage’s lyrical take on the classic fairytale turns the Globe into a spellbinding forest, featuring music, magical storytelling, special surprises and a heartwarming message - perfect for children and their grown ups to enjoy together.

About Simon Armitage’s Hansel and Gretel

The Brothers Grimm’s story of Hansel, Gretel and their journey deep into the forest is one that we all know and love, given a new twist by Simon Armitage for the open-air Globe. When the siblings are led into the woods by their parents, they’re left alone. Their parents think it’s for the best because their village has been torn apart by war. But Hansel and Gretel are soon following a dangerous trail of sweet treats, straight to the front door of a mysterious old woman’s cottage…

In Simon Armitage’s vibrant new version of the classic tale, audiences feel like they’re hearing a childhood story, or gathering around the fire to share folktales. Music and songs link together with Armitage’s trademark poetry to engage all ages.

Hansel and Gretel at the Globe Creative Team

Simon Armitage is one of the UK’s most loved poets. He was appointed Poet Laureate in 2019 and has a longstanding love of adapting myths and fairytales for new audiences. His poetry collections include a translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and in 2014 he wrote the epic The Last Days of Troy for the Globe Theatre.

Armitage’s Christmas show is directed by Nick Bagnall, who has worked on several Shakespeare’s Globe productions including Love Labour’s Lost, The Death of King Arthur and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

Don’t Miss Tickets for Hansel and Gretel at Shakespeare’s Globe

Wrap the whole family up in a familiar and warm fairytale this winter with Hansel and Gretel tickets! This sugar-sprinkled story is the perfect introduction to theatre for your youngest family members, and no matter your age, you’ll fall under its spell.

Performance dates:
29 Nov 2024 - 05 Jan 2025
Age recommendation:
Best for age 5+

Hansel and Gretel Reviews

24 Reviews
  • 5 Stars29%
  • 4 Stars17%
  • 3 Stars21%
  • 2 Stars21%
  • 1 Stars13%

User Reviews


Modern day production of the story. Great acting and sets. A show for the whole family with lots going on to entertain children; balloons, ‘snow’ etc.

Performance date: 02 January 2024

Modern day characters, great acting. The band are above the stage. Lots going on and some action is amongst the standing crowd. Good for all ages. No microphones so not always easy to hear.

Performance date: 02 January 2024

As you might expect at the globe, brilliant staging, acting, interactive - great fun for all the family.

Performance date: 22 December 2023
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