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Hansel & Gretel coming to Arnos Vale

Saturday 4th December

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From the creators of the critically acclaimed 'Rumpelstiltskin at the New Room' and 'Romeo & Juliet in Eastville Park Swimming Pool' comes an extraordinary retelling of the classic fairytale Hansel & Gretel.

As darkness falls, follow us through the magical illuminated woodland of Arnos Vale Cemetery where not everything is as it seems... Discover a strange cottage and a mysterious figure with an unsavoury appetite, and revel with us in this celebration of the imagination…but will you trust a trail of breadcrumbs to find your way home?

Bristol’s favourite ‘Site Specific Theatre Masters’ (Bristol 24/7) Insane Root make their joyful return with a wild outdoor performance of this deliciously dark, yet family friendly, winter tale. Bursting with poetry and song from acclaimed writer Saikat Ahamed (Three Kings, Strictly Balti) and composer Ellie Showering (Rumpelstiltskin, The Tempest), this magical production will linger in your memories for many years to come.

"an adventurous immersive experience
that embraces the fun side of theatre"
- The Stage on 'Orpheus & Eurydice'
Unfortunately, we have not been able to make this site wheelchair accessible; however, we are working to offer online performances, that include captioning / audio description, which will be available at concession rates. Please contact the company for more information on

Trigger Warning: production includes fairytale horror in an immersive setting which some audience members may find intense
HANSEL & GRETEL at Arnos Vale Cemetery Woodlands is an Insane Root Theatre Production, adapted by Saikat Ahamed and with music by Ellie Showering

Performances every 30 mins from 16:00
Running time: approx 55 mins
Age recommendation: 7+

This is an outdoor immersive walking production: you will be standing and walking for approx. half the experience, with seats provided for the rest.

Concessions available for Under 18s & any person experiencing financial difficulty
*Please contact us directly on if you are unable to attend at the concessionary rate and we will try to accommodate you subject to availability*

Produced with generous support from ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND, WEST OF ENGLAND COMBINED AUTHORITY and in partnership with Arnos Vale Cemetery and Grief Encounter South West.

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