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14 September 2018

 

Enter a world of light and shadow, of darkness and deception, a helter-skelter journey through ghostly horizons and feasts of sweetness.…

Goldfield Productions are proud to present their brand new touring production for 2018: a re-imagining of the famous tale, created by a stellar artistic team.  Through narration, song and chamber music, audiences can expect foreboding musical landscapes where string sonorities tug at the earth and glittering sugar-highs and poignant lyricism express the heartbreak of abandonment.

The words of Simon Armitage retell the famous story in an extended lyrical poem entwined with chamber music by composer Matthew Kaner, one of the most original voices of his generation. With shadowplay and puppetry by renowned artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins, Hansel & Gretel presents an evocative collection of art-forms, drawing audiences into a uneasy yet curiously familiar landscape.

Kaner’s ensemble features an unusual dark-hued collective of viola, cello, cor anglais, clarinet and horn, supplemented by the eerie childhood sounds of toy pianos led by the remarkable story-teller and soprano Adey Grummet.

This performance is set in Oxford's beautiful and atmospheric St Barnabas Church. 

(suitable for ages 12+)

Tickets £16 (£12) including booking fee

 

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