First Look: Hansel & Gretel Rehearsals

To say this week has been busy at Iris Theatre would be an understatement! As the team wave goodbye to Macbeth we simultaneously welcome in our next summer show, Hansel & Gretel and the Witch Baba Yaga, directed by the returning Amy Draper.

Rehearsals for this magical interpretation are already well under way, and so to treat and intrigue readers in anticipation of the show we snuck behind-the-scenes to give you a delicious taste and little glimpse at the wonders to come…

First Look: Hansel & Gretel Rehearsal Photos

Gretel (Rosie Abraham) and Hansel (Deshaye Gayle) share a fond moment

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Our director Amy Draper hard at work in the rehearsal space 

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We’re dying to find out what has caught Jennifer’s attention!

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Multi-roling is a big part of the show – Will Kelly plays Ivan as well as the Baba Yagas, and Jennifer Clement shows very different sides in her role as an evil witch and life-size doll

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Did we mention there were puppets in the show? Nick Howard-Brown (a familiar face on stage in many Iris shows) gets to grips with operating this terrifying creature

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We wouldn’t want to meet this scary Baba Yaga (Josie Brightwell) in the woods!

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As well as operating the puppets (pictured below), the cast have a few more tricks up their sleeve – all to be revealed  

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You can book tickets on the Iris Theatre website here. Stay tuned for more mysterious titbits on social media by following the trail through the forest under #IrisHG!