Hansel & Gretel – A Fearless Dance Adventure!

The classic fairy tale Hansel & Gretel gets a dance makeover, Uchenna style!

This contemporary retelling of the classic fairy tale finds our two young heroes lost in London, overwhelmed by the sights, sounds and smells. Together the brave duo must outwit the adults to find their way back to their family in a show where kids are number one!

Vicki Igbokwe, choreographer and founder of Uchenna Dance (The Head Wrap Diaries, Our Mighty Groove), puts her unique twist on this well-known tale, weaving New York club styles of House, Waacking and Vogue, with African and Contemporary dance, in a show that will delight the whole family.

Expect to groove in your seat as you are transported to a world far from yours with some surprising similarities.

With an exciting original musical score by Ghanaian composer Kweku Aacht, the production is written by Gbolahan Obisesan, set and costume design by Lucy Sierra, lighting design by James Mackenzie and assistant choreography by Ingrid Mackinnon.

Introducing our unbelievable cast both onstage and in the soundtrack!

Hansel & Gretel Allstars, a playlist by composer & sound designer Kweku Aacht on Spotify.

Featuring Jo’ Wayne, Yung Pabi, Robin Huws, and others.


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Runtime: 55 mins
Suitability: Family Show (for ages 5+)


Presented by Uchenna Dance & The Place. Co-commissioned by The Place, DanceEast, Rural Touring Dance Initiative and Strike a Light. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


Director and Choreographer: Vicki Igbokwe

Writer: Gbolahan Obesisan

Composer & Sound Designer: Kweku Aacht

Set & Costume Design: Lucy Sierra

Lighting Designer:  James Mackenzie

Rehearsal Director & Assistant Choreographer: Ingrid Mackinnon

Performers & Creative Collaborators:

Esme Benjamin as Wasi & Funny Adult

Rudzani Moleya as Joy & Funny Adult

Mayowa Ogunnaike  as Gretel

Marc Stevenson as Hansel


Costume Supervisor: Cristiano Casimiro

Hair Supervisor: Françoise Herard

Costume Maker: Matthieu Nunes

Production Manager: Anthony ‘Oz’ Osborne

Co-Producers: Uchenna Dance and The Place

Marketing and PR Manager: Carol Ann Walters PR

Photographer: Foteini Christofilopoulou

Flyer Design: TM Studios


Voiceover Actors:

Ekua Ekumah as Wasi & Joy

Yung Pabi as Hansel  

Effie Nkrumah as Gretel

Kwaku Boateng as Funny Adult

Voiceover Director: Kwaku Boateng

Musicians: Dela Botri, Robin Huws, Yung Pabi, Jo’ Wayne, Dede Akwetey, Ama Yeboah, Don Afero, Tyrone Isaac Stuart, Janet Kumah

Studio Engineers: Dikoder, Hubert Kofi Anti, Emmanuel Paa Kwesi Owusu

Soundtrack Production Assistant: Lavell Owusu

Soundtrack Production Admin: Jane Morgan

2018/19 TOUR DATES

Hansel & Gretel is touring throughout the UK in 2018 and 2019.

  • BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE  (London) – Fri 23 – Sat 24 Nov 2018
  • DANCEXCHANGE  (Birmingham) – Fri 30 Nov – Sat 1 Dec 2018
  • THE PLACE  (London) –  Sat 15 Dec – Mon 24 Dec 2018
  • FOLKESTONE QUARTERHOUSE  (Folkestone) – Fri 8 – Sat 9 Feb 2019
  • CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION  (Cambridge) – Sun 10 Feb 2019
  • THE EGG  (Bath) – Wed 20 – Sat 23 Feb 2019
  • MARINA THEATRE  (Lowestoft) – Tues 26 Feb
  • STRIKE A LIGHT  (Gloucester) – Fri 22 Mar 2019
  • THE ALBANY  (London) – Sun 28 Apr 2019
  • SURF THE WAVE (Brighton) – Fri 17 May 2019
  • THE LOWRY  (Salford Quays) – Mon 21 – Tue 22 Oct 2019
  • GULBENKIAN (Canterbury) – Sat 30 Nov 2019
  • PAVILION DANCE SOUTH WEST  (Bournemouth) – Fri 20-Sat 21 Dec 2019

Watch this space for more dates.

The show will also tour as part of the Rural Touring Dance Initiative:

  • ABBEY HALL  (Norfolk) – Sat 8 Dec 2018
  • NEWHAMPTON ARTS CENTRE  (Wolverhampton) – Fri 1 Feb 2019
  • HULLAVINGTON VILLAGE HALL  (Wiltshire) – Sat 2 Feb 2019
  • DEVORAN VILLAGE HALL  (Cornwall) – Sun 3 Feb 2019
  • CORFE CASTLE VILLAGE HALL  (Dorset) – Mon 18 Feb 2019
  • BARTON, ASSEMBLY ROOMS  (Barton-upon-Humber) – Thurs 28 Feb 2019
  • GRANTLEY VILLAGE HALL  (North Yorkshire) – Fri 1 Mar 2019
  • PAILTON VILLAGE HALL  (Warwickshire) – Sat 9 Mar 2019
  • BROADBENT THEATRE  (Lincolnshire) – Sun 10 Mar 2019
  • NEUADD DYFI HALL  (Aberdyfi) – Fri 15 Mar 2019
  • ST JOSEPH’S PARISH HALL  (Hoghton) – Sat 16 Mar 2019
  • WHITBY HALL  (Ellesmere Port) – Sun 17 Mar 2019
  • AMMANFORD MINERS’ THEATRE  (Ammanford ) – Sat 23 Mar 2019

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