Hansel and Gretel


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Hansel and Gretel

fattened up for child-eating witch. [Ger. Fairy Tale: Grimm, 56]

Hansel and Gretel

woodcutter’s children barely escape witch. [Ger. Fairy Tale: Grimm, 56]
See: Escape
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Families can join in the storybook adventures by exploring the eerie woodland and Hansel and Gretel trails.
Working in association with the Belgrade Theatre, their first production, Hansel and Gretel, will run from Thursday until Saturday.
But as Hansel and Gretel gorge themselves on a banquet of cakes and puddings, they are sprinkled with icing sugar.
Hansel and Gretel, Scottish Ballet, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, until Saturday INSTEAD of the Grimms' cannibalistic nightmare - a cautionary tale from less squeamish times - the audience is served up sparkles at this week's opening Newcastle run of Hansel and Gretel.
CHRISTOPHER Hampson has served up a glitzy and grim rendition of Hansel and Gretel in Scottish Ballet's latest winter production.
Vancouver Island Opera brought great vitality to its October staging of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, the company's 10th fa-length opera presentation.
Hansel and Gretel grow up with a hatred for these shape-shifting creatures and devote every waking minute to hunting down witches with their ingenious homemade weapons.
Hansel and Gretel grow up with a hatred for these shapeshifting creatures and devote every waking minute to hunting down witches with their ingenious homemade weapons.
As Hansel and Gretel (who favour snug leather outfits and big guns) Jeremy Renner and Arterton look the part, and handle the stylishly brutal action scenes with relish.
Following their escape from a cannibalistic witch when they were little, 15 years later brother and sister Hansel and Gretel (Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton) have conquered their fears to become witch killers.
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