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.