Hansel & Gretel: The delicious school holiday workshop

The school holidays are back up and running as Opera Queensland and shake & stir theatre co are set to present their Hansel & Gretel school holiday workshop at West Village.

Loved by hundreds and thousands of people the world over, Hansel & Gretel is one of the most popular operas ever written. Opera Queensland and shake & stir theatre co present this Humperdinck classic, reimagined especially for primary students in the 21st century.

Hansel & Gretel will transport children and adults alike to a contemporary world of magic, fairies and sweets with its enchanting story of survival and family bonds, taking the audience on a journey deep into the forest which is full of surprises and learning opportunities.

The audience will watch a video stream of three of Opera Queensland’s most energetic young performers. In between the short film segments, Hansel (Jessica Low – Mezzo-Soprano) and Gretel (Irena Lysiuk – Soprano) will visit West Village to teach some of the songs and a special dance from the production. The children will have an opportunity to get to know the characters and the artists who play them as they initially meet them as Hansel & Gretel but then take the children through some drama and acting activities experimenting through play.

Safe social distancing will be maintained throughout the workshop with parents/guardians to also join.


WHO: Opera Queensland & shake & stir theatre co
WHAT: Hansel & Gretel school holiday workshop
WHERE: West Village, 97 Boundary St, West End
WHEN: Monday 6 July to Thursday 9 July
TIME: 9:30am – 11:30am
AGE: Suited for primary school-aged children, parent/guardian to also attend
COST: Tickets are $15 per child – includes bento box morning tea by Cheeky Poke
LINK: Audiences can book via the West Village website.

Peter J Snee

Peter is a British born creative, working in the live entertainment industry. He holds an honours degree in Performing Arts and has over 12 years combined work experience in producing, directing and managing artistic programs & events. Peter has traversed the UK, Europe and Australia pursuing his interest in theatre. He is inspired by great stories and passionately driven by pursuing opportunities to tell them.

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