[Review] Iris Theatre Presents: Hansel & Gretel

I granted myself another writing break due having a regular minor emotional breakdown midweek. I’m back with a review with two nights being sleep deprived.

It was my parent’s 35th Wedding Anniversary: we went to mass, had lunch, went to the amazing Sky Garden at Fenchurch Street *future post hint* and our final stop would be yet another church.

But our surprise it was actually the open air theatre rendition of the classic Brothers Grimm tale of Hansel & Gretel fused with slavic folklore of Baba Yaga.

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It has been roughly 10-ish years since I’ve last attended a open theatre production. The first and only being my brother’s performance in his drama club’s  production of of Peter Pan.

In all honesty, I don’t remember much.

I vaguely remember that he was one of the lost boys who got his throat slit by the pirates then disappearing for half of the show. I asked him about his role and apparently he too became a pirate after his supposed death. Pretty ironic.

Back to Hansel and Gretel.

Therefore, this particular show awakened a childish awe with the added benefit of understanding the subtle adult references throughout.

My brother and I were most likely the loudest bunch of grown ‘adults’  who seemed to enjoy their play then the younger majority (they were mostly kids).

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Each act guided us throughout this moderately sized garden behind the church. Unique sets acted as a change of scenery. This emerged the entire audience into something similar to a mythical journey through the woods.

The dramatic final act unexpectedly threw us through church doors.

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Thus ending the night feeling as though your inner child’s  wondrously curious appetite satisfied (even if you never knew you still had one).


Until Next Time,

ImmatureCookie :3


Where are the breadcrumbs? Those damn birds.

 

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