Lost in its own Forest
Engelbert Humperdinck's 'Hansel and Gretel'
at Opera North, reviewed by MIKE WHEELER
Living in shabby accommodation, with a shiftless father, a mum at the end of her tether and no food in the house, it's no wonder Hansel and Gretel escape into their private world, via their smartphones and live video. That's the basic set-up for Opera North's new production of Humperdinck's opera, directed by Edward Dick (Theatre Royal, Nottingham, 22 March 2017), and for two thirds of the evening it works brilliantly.
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