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Images released of the cast rehearsing Hansel and Gretel at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Hansel and Gretel at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. Photo credit - FeastCreative.

Casting news

IMAGES have been released of the cast rehearsing Hansel and Gretel. To view them, click here.

Previously Posted: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has announced the full creative team and casting for Hansel and Gretel. A co-production with English National Opera, it will run from June 14 to June 22, 2019.

Sung in English, two casts will sing at alternate performances.

With seven lead performers at each performance, an ensemble of 30, and an orchestra of 19, plus conductor, Hansel and Gretel will be the Open Air Theatre’s largest Company.

Rachel Kelly and Heather Lowe will share the role of Hansel and Susanna Hurrell and Elizabeth Karani will share the role of Gretel. Mother will be played by Rosie Aldridge and Gweneth Ann Rand, and Father by Duncan Rock and Ben McAteer. Alasdair Elliott and John Findon will share the role of the Witch. And Gillian Keith will take the role of the Sandman at all performances, with He Wu as the Dew Fairy.

Joining the already announced conductor Ben Glassberg and director Timothy Sheader, design is by Peter McKintosh, movement direction by Lizzi Gee, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick and sound design by Nick Lidster for Autograph.

With music by Engelbert Humperdinck, original libretto is by Adelheid Wette after the fairytale Hänsel und Gretel by Jacob Ludwig and Wilhelm Carl Grimm. English translation is by David Pountney. Orchestral reduction is by Derek J Clark.

Image: Hansel and Gretel at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Photo credit: FeastCreative.

Tickets: From £25. To book, visit

Times: Monday to Saturday at 8pm (gates 6.30pm); Thursday and Saturday at 2.15pm (gates 12.45pm). No matinee on June 15.

Read more about the Open Air Theatre’s 2019 Season, which also includes Our Town, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Evita.