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HANSEL & GRETEL

Introducing our unbelievable cast both onstage and in the soundtrack! Hansel & Gretel Allstars, a playlist by composer & sound designer Kweku Aacht on Spotify. Featuring Jo’ Wayne, Yung Pabi, Robin Huws, and others.

The classic fairy tale Hansel & Gretel gets a dance makeover, Uchenna style!

Our two young heroes find themselves lost in London, overwhelmed by the sights, sounds and smells. Together the brave duo must outwit the adults to find their way back to their family in a show where kids are number one!

Vicki Igbokwe, choreographer and founder of Uchenna, puts her unique twist on this well-known tale, weaving New York club styles of House, Waacking and Vogue, with African and Contemporary dance, in a show that will delight the whole family.

Expect to groove in your seat as you are transported to a world far from yours with some surprising similarities.

With an exciting original musical score by Ghanaian composer Kweku Aacht, the production is written by Gbolahan Obisesan, set and costume design by Lucy Sierra, lighting design by James Mackenzie and assistant choreography by Ingrid Mackinnon.

Book the show

Would you like to book the show for your venue or event?

1) Download the relevant Tour or Workshop Pack

2) Get in touch by emailing info@uchennadance.com with HANSEL & GRETEL POTENTIAL BOOKING in the subject title.

3) We will be in touch to discuss your needs.

 

Credits

Director and Choreographer: Vicki Igbokwe

Writer: Gbolahan Obesisan

Composer & Sound Designer: Kweku Aacht

Set & Costume Design: Lucy Sierra

Lighting Designer:  James Mackenzie

Rehearsal Director & Assistant Choreographer: Ingrid Mackinnon

Performers & Creative Collaborators: Marc Stevenson as Hansel, Esme Benjamin as Gretel, Rudzani Moleya as Joy & Funny Adult, Lauren Stewart as Wasi & Funny Adult

Costume Supervisor: Cris Casimiro

Hair Supervisor: Françoise Herard

Costume Maker: Matthieu Nunes

Production Manager: Anthony ‘Oz’ Osborne

Co-Producers: Uchenna Dance and The Place

Marketing and PR Manager: Carol Ann Walters PR

Photographer: Foteini Christofilopoulou

Flyer Design: TM Studios

Voiceover Actors: Ekua Ekumah as Wasi & Joy, Yung Pabi as Hansel, Effie Nkrumah as Gretel, Kwaku Boateng as Funny Adult

Voiceover Director: Kwaku Boateng

Musicians: Dela Botri, Robin Huws, Yung Pabi, Jo’ Wayne, Dede Akwetey, Ama Yeboah, Don Afero, Tyrone Isaac Stuart, Janet Kumah

Studio Engineers: Dikoder, Hubert Kofi Anti, Emmanuel Paa, Kwesi Owusu

Soundtrack Production Assistant: Lavell Owusu

Soundtrack Production Admin: Jane Morgan

Touring dates

THE ALBANY (London)

28 Apr 2019

THE EGG (Bath)

20–23 Feb 2019

THE LOWRY (Salford Quays)

21–22 Oct 2019

STRIKE A LIGHT (Gloucester)

22 Mar 2019

BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE (London)

23–24 Nov 2018

THE PLACE (London)

15–24 Dec 2018

PAST SHOWS

BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE (London)

23–24 Nov 2018

DANCEXCHANGE (Birmingham)

30 Nov–01 Dec 2018

THE PLACE (London)

15–24 Dec 2018

FOLKESTONE QUARTERHOUSE (Folkestone)

8–9 Feb 2019

CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION (Cambridge)

10 Feb 2019

THE EGG (Bath)

20–23 Feb 2019

MARINA THEATRE (Lowestoft)

26 Feb 2019

STRIKE A LIGHT (Gloucester)

22 Mar 2019

THE ALBANY (London)

28 Apr 2019

SURF THE WAVE (Brighton)

17 May 2019

THE LOWRY (Salford Quays)

21–22 Oct 2019

GULBENKIAN (Canterbury)

30 Nov 2019

PAVILION DANCE SOUTH WEST (Bournemouth)

20–21 Dec 2019

DANCEEAST (Ipswich)

7 Mar 2020

RILEY THEATRE (Leeds)

14 Mar 2020

“It’s great to see Igbokwe’s distinctive style made for an all-ages audience, the dancing’s cool and there’s a positive message about courage, resourcefulness and sticking together”

The Guardian
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