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Hansel & Gretel

  • 20 - 23 February
Hansel & Gretel

Event Information

Wed 20 - Sat 23 Feb at 11.30am & 3pm

Relaxed performance on Fri at 3pm

Running time: 60 mins

Running time: 1 hour

Performed from Wed 20 — Sat 23 Feb

A modern retelling of this classic fairytale finds Hansel and Gretel overwhelmed by the sights and smells of the city. Our two heroes must tackle situations that would have the bravest of adults shaking in their boots as they find their way home in a show that celebrates children’s tenacity.

Vicki Igbokwe, choreographer and founder of Uchenna Dance (The Head Wrap Diaries), will bring an Uchenna twist to this well-known tale, weaving her fierce and distinctive New York club styles, house, waacking and vogue, with African and Contemporary dance.

Expect to groove in your seat in a show that will transport you to a world far from yours with some surprising similarities.

£9/£8 children

A booking fee of 50p per ticket applies

11.30am & 3pm

A Relaxed Performance will take place on Fri at 3pm

Uchenna Dance was formed in January 2009 under the vision and leadership of choreographer Vicki Igbokwe shortly after she experienced a life-changing trip to New York.

Feeling like a fish out of water throughout her stay, whilst falling in love with the underground dance scene, Vicki was introduced to club styles House, Waacking and Vogue.

Emerging from that experience with a new-found confidence and feeling super empowered, entertained and educated, she returned to London inspired and encouraged to support others with their journeys, enabling them to be the best possible version of themselves.

Vicki’s love affair with New York only gets stronger over time and she has made several trips back to train and learn more about its rich culture and history.


The Place

Located in the heart of London, The Place is a creative powerhouse for dance development that is leading the way in dance training, creation and performance.

  • the egg box office open 9am – 6pm Monday – Saturday (Sunday if there is a performance)
  • All plays are performed in English and take place in the egg auditorium unless otherwise stated.
  • Nearby parking space for Blue Badge Holders
  • Level access into building
  • Lift to all levels
  • Adapted toilets
  • Sennheiser Infra-Red Audio System in auditorium
  • Hearing & Guide Dogs allowed
  • Wheelchair spaces in the Stalls only (Accompanying persons pay discounted price)
  • Breast Feeding Friendly

Under 12s are not admitted to the egg theatre auditorium unsupervised.

PLEASE NOTE: Print At Home tickets are only valid as A4 printouts. We cannot currently accept tickets presented on phones/tablets.

Relaxed Performances – Open to everyone, but specifically adapted for children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

Full terms and conditions of ticket bookings can be found here