Brighton Open Air Theatre presents

Hansel and Gretel? (A Postmodern Pantomime)

Tuesday 8th December - Thursday 24th December



All performances of Hansel and Gretel? (A Postmodern Pantomime) have now sold out. Please check our social media channels each day for details of returns, though there are unlikely to be many.

(A Postmodern Pantomime)
by Luke R. Francis
directed by Will Mytum

Bill has been plucked from the audience to play Hansel, Simon the Dame is desperate to catch the early train home, Toni is doing her best to suppress her crush on Bill, and Mal the director tries to keep everything going as the walls start falling in.

Featuring musical numbers from Cardi B to Kate Bush, Hansel And Gretel? asks the important questions: what is postmodernism? What is pantomime? Is this really a fun Christmas show, or just a load of pretentious twaddle?

Honestly? Probably, yes. But there is a rapping dragon, so it’s worth coming just for that.

Age recommendation: 8+
Duration: 1 hour

The performance on Tuesday 15th December will be signed by a BSL interpreter.

Antonia Draper
Jade Kennedy
Douglas Rutter
Dafydd Weeks

Producer: Will Mytum for Brighton Open Air Theatre
Set & Costume Design: Eleanor Bull
Music Director: Glen Richardson
Stage Manager: Katie Rutson
Artwork: Laura Danby
Assistant Director: Darcy Brown
Casting Associate: Luke R. Francis
BSL Interpreter: Sue MacLaine
Lighting Designer: Connor Lovejoy
Sound Designer: Cameron McBain
Fight Choreography: Christina Forest
Rehearsal Photos & Trailer: Dan Draper

Please note that this is an outdoor performance, so please ensure that you wrap up warm, and bring blankets, umbrellas and something dry to sit on. The theatre will be transformed into a festive paradise, with fairy lights, Christmas trees and cosy fire pits, and mulled wine at the bar.

This show is produced by Brighton Open Air Theatre, and runs in rep with The Snow Queen. The project is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and is sponsored by VisitBrighton’s Never Normal Campaign.

Special thanks to Aspect8 for their continued support.


Full Price £15

Concession £12.50

Family £45

Child £10



Tue 8th December7pm7.30pm

Wed 9th December7pm7.30pm

Thu 10th December7pm7.30pm

Fri 11th December7pm7.30pm

Sat 12th December7pm7.30pm

Sun 13th December4pm4.30pm

Tue 15th December7pm7.30pm

Wed 16th December7pm7.30pm

Thu 17th December7pm7.30pm

Fri 18th December7pm7.30pm

Sat 19th December7pm7.30pm

Sun 20th December4pm4.30pm

Tue 22nd December7pm7.30pm

Wed 23rd December7pm7.30pm

Thu 24th December7pm7.30pm