Tasty take on a classic story

Hansel And Gretel - A Tasty Tale is to be peformed at Nottingham libraries during December.
Hansel And Gretel - A Tasty Tale is to be peformed at Nottingham libraries during December.

Two hungry children abandoned in the woods. A delicious house made of gingerbread.

Hansel is not as brave as he boasts he is. Gretel is bolder than she thought she could be. The witch has a scheme that doesn’t quite work out. And the duck learns just how wise he can be…

Nottinghamshire County Council’s Children’s Pop-Up Theatre is serving up another treat as part of its latest production in county libraries in the run-up to Christmas.

A Tasty Tale is an exciting re-working of Hansel and Gretel featuring live music, rich poetic language, lots of laughs and scary bits that will entertain everyone aged seven and over. The play will be performed in five libraries from December 5 to 13. It will be supported by a number of exciting creative storytelling workshops in 12 libraries during the festive period.

Written by the late Noël Greig, who remains one of the country’s leading playwrights for drama for young children, and featuring Gary Lagden, the production is the latest project organised by the county council in partnership with The Spark Arts for Children and with National Lottery funding through the Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts Libraries Fund.

It can be seen at Mansfield Central Library on Saturday, December 5, from 2pm. Book tickets on 01623 651 337. It is also at Newark Library on December 12 and Worksop Library on December 13.

Book tickets online, by phone or in person at a library. Please note libraries only stock tickets for their own date/venue.

You can also attend a workshop on Sunday, December 6, at Mansfield Central Library, from 11.30am.

Come along for an hour of lively fun, where you can help bring to life some stories and characters from your favourite fairy tales and create our own special version of Hansel and Gretel. This 60 minute workshop will be suitable for children 7-12 years. The workshops are £2 per child with accompanying adults free. Places are limited so booking is essential. Visit the library or telephone to book.