Engelbert Humperdinck's

Hansel and Gretel

Regent’s Park Theatre and English National Opera present Hansel and Gretel

Following last season’s The Turn of the Screw, we are very pleased to continue our collaboration with Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre with Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel.

In the unique environment of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, experience the Grimm Brothers’ fairytale anew in this operatic retelling by Engelbert Humperdinck.

Rising star Ben Glassberg conducts members of the ENO Orchestra, with direction by Open Air Theatre Artistic director Timothy Sheader, who also directed last season’s The Turn of the Screw. Design is by Olivier Award-winner Peter McKintosh, with movement direction by Lizzi Gee.

The cast includes former ENO Harewood Artist Duncan Rock, sharing the role of Father with Ben McAteer, with Gweneth Ann Rand and Rosie Aldridge singing Mother. Rachel Kelly and Heather Lowe share the role of Hansel, both making their ENO debuts, while Susanna Hurrell and Elizabeth Karani share the role of Gretel.

Translation by David Pountney
Orchestral reduction by Derek J Clark

Members’ events

ENO Supporters’ Evening | Book now >>
Tuesday 18 June
Tickets £35

Members can join us for a pre-show tour of the set, pre-show and interval drinks reception with canapés, plus a post-show reception with the cast and crew.

This event is open exclusively to ENO Friends and ENO Patrons. Join today >>

0 Evening Performances Remaining
0 Matinee Performances Remaining

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Box Office: 0333 400 3562*
Online: www.openairtheatre.com

  Weekdays & matinees Saturday evenings
A £59 £62.50
B £48 £50
C £36.50 £36.50
D £25 £25

Preview dates: Friday 14 & Saturday 15 June (20:00)

Early Bird previews: £5 off all Standard Prices, excluding Price Band D, if you book and pay by Tuesday 30 April 2019

Standard previews: £2 off all Standard Prices (including Price Band D during the Early Bird period)

*Calls to this number are charged at a local rate. A £1.80 per ticket telephone booking fee applies. No online booking fees.

Click here for Group and Under 18 bookings.

Education bookings will open from 14 January. Find out more.

Age suitability

Whilst suitable for family audiences, as a sung-through opera it is most likely to be of interest to those aged 9 and over. The production is sung in English, and further information and synopsis can be found by searching online for ‘Hansel and Gretel Humperdinck’. It remains the responsibility of the parent/guardian in advance of purchase to make their own judgement as to the suitability of the show for their own child.


Discover Hansel and Gretel

Creative Team

Ben Glassberg


Timothy Sheader


David Pountney


Derek J Clark

Orchestral Reduction

Peter McKintosh


Lizzi Gee

Movement Director

Oliver Fenwick

Lighting Designer

Nick Lidster for Autograph

Sound Designer


Rachel Kelly


15, 17, 19, 20 (eve), 22 (mat)

Heather Lowe


14, 18, 20 (mat), 21, 22 (eve)

Susanna Hurrell


15, 17, 19, 20 (eve), 22 (mat)

Elizabeth Karani


14, 18, 20 (mat), 21, 22 (eve)

Rosie Aldridge


15, 17, 19, 20 (eve), 22 (mat)

Gweneth Ann Rand


14, 18, 20 (mat), 21, 22 (eve)

Duncan Rock


15, 17, 19, 20 (eve), 22 (mat)

Ben McAteer


14, 18, 20 (mat), 21, 22 (eve)

Alasdair Elliott


15, 17, 19, 20 (eve), 22 (mat)

John Findon


14, 18, 20 (mat), 21, 22 (eve)

Gillian Keith


All performances

He Wu

Dew Fairy

All performances