Hansel and Grettel, 2001

Amy Creighton as Grettel and Shane O'Neill as Hansel in An Grianán Theatre's Hansel and Grettel, 2001.

A musical by Paul Boyd.

Produced by An Grianán Theatre in 2001.

“If the success of any show lives in the positive reaction of the audience then An Grianan Theatre’s production of the Paul Boyd scripted Hansel and Grettel is a sure fire winner” Donegal Democrat

Based on one of the Brothers Grimms’ most popular tales, this is a fantastic full length musical with magical feathers, wonderful wishes and wise words, featuring a host of captivating characters in a story told by the mischievous bird Gregory Peck.

Hansel and Grettel won’t stop misbehaving so their parents decide to leave them overnight in the dark forest to teach them a lesson. But as the children are making their way home, they discover that the forest is a mysterious place where nothing is quite what it seems. Before long they become very, very lost…

With the help of three talking birds and a frog with a bad case of the ‘greens’, Hansel and Grettel journey to the heart of the forest, where they are invited into a strange house by the hypnotic voice of the evil witch…


Hansel – Shane O’Neill
Grettel – Amy Creighton
Gregory Peck – Matthew Simpson
The Witch – Billie Traynor
Fats the Frog – Darren Ormondy


Director – Zoe Seaton
Musical Director – Paul Boyd
Asst Musical Director – Debra Salem
Choreographer – Myles Breen
Lighting Design – Niall Cranney
Set & Costume Design – Katherine Sankey
Set Construction – Guy Barriscale, Dohmnais Company
Stage Manager – Maeve Sweeney
Costume Maker – Deirdre McGinley Ramsay
Scenic Artist – Mary Ronayne


22 Nov – 22 Dec 2001

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