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Blockbuster Christmas Fairytale Production, Afternoon Tea and Kids’ Workshops at The Globe

Follow the trail of breadcrumbs all the way to Shakespeare's Globe this Christmas, for their beautiful new production of Hansel and Gretal.

Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage transforms the Globe Theatre into the gingerbread and lollipop festooned sphere of the world's most famous witch-conquering siblings, for this classic Brother Grimm fairytale.

In this timely retelling, a woodcutting dad and breadmaking mum leave their children in the woods to protect them from their war-torn village.

And through music, magic and songs, little audiences follow the siblings on their adventure from a trail of treats to a strage old lady with a plan of her own.

The stage premiere of this new production of Armitage’s poem is directed by Nick Bagnall and aimed at everybody from five up.

Mini fans can also attend Hansel and Gretal Music and Drama Workshops from 19 December to 7 January, to bring the fairytale to life.

The Globe will be taking a leaf out of the witch's book, by luring people to their riverside restaurant, Swan London with a specially themed Hansel and Gretal afternoon tea, launching on 27 November.

And they’ve even bagged Great British Bake Off star, Steven Carter-Bailey to turn The Globe Theatre into exactly the sort of gingerbread house that gets children eaten by witches.

Hansel and Gretal, Shakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT. Tickets from £5 (standing) to £59 (seated, peak performances)

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