Hansel & Gretel at Theatre Royal, Stratford East (to 19 Jan)

You think you’ve got problems! Hansel and Gretel’s dad has lost all his money… again. They have had to move to the middle of nowhere, aka, a cottage at the edge of a spooky forest. Their new stepmother, suspicious that Hansel and Gretel will turn criminal any minute, keeps them busy with never-ending chores. As if that isn’t bad enough, the forest is also home of the Wicked, Wicked Witch of the Woods who lures wayward kids into her candy-clad cottage.

Will Stepmother learn to hug a hoodie?

Will the family survive the credit crunch?

Will Hansel and Gretel become another sad statistic?

Or will the twosome escape the Witch’s evil clutches?

More information at Theatre Royal Stratford East