Two actors in theatrical fairy tale costumes with the words Ellie King's Hansel, Gretel and the Strolling Players - the wickedly delicious family pantomime! In black on pale yellow

Hansel, Gretel and the Strolling Players

Royal Canadian Theatre Company

The Royal Canadian Theatre Company is pleased to present a relaxed performance of Ellie King’s Hansel, Gretel and the Strolling Players.

The apple crop has failed for the past five years which is a disaster for the famous strudel makers of the little village of Unterstrudel, situated somewhere between Austria and Hungary. But the Strolling Players have come to town bringing their own silly brand of entertainment to lighten the mood, and now love is in the air so it can’t all be bad, right?

Oh but what’s this? Young Hansel and his sister Gretel are in terrible danger from Mistress Grimm, their father’s fiancee who is scheming to kidnap them for her own nefarious ends. And nothing attracts youngsters like a Gingerbread House full of candy. Oh dear – who can save them from a terrible fate? (no, in this version she doesn’t eat them!)

All your favourite panto characters are here in this, the most traditional panto in BC. Join in the fun by booing the bad guys, cheering the good guys and add to your holiday cheer as this feel-good show sets your feet tapping and lifts your heart.

Suitable for the whole family.

Relaxed performances are open to everyone, but the environment has been specifically adapted for families with 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.

This performance of Hansel, Gretel and the Strolling Players is adapted in a variety of ways in order to reduce anxiety and ensure a safe and enjoyable live theatre experience.

Tickets are $8 each for this performance, and are available online, by phone at 604-501-5566, or in-person at the theatre box office.

More information about relaxed performance at The Royal Canadian Theatre Company