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Hansel and Gretel

Jan 2005
Directed by
Linda Mayes
Written by
Judy Shone


In this traditional panto we follow the story of two children, Hansel and Gretel, who go off in search of something to eat after a famine caused their village to go short of food.

It's not long before villianry in the form of the Witch appears promising sweets and good things to eat but she's a lot more in mind than feeding children-with feeding on children more in mind! Boo!

Can the good Wood fairy save the children and provide a happy ending?


  • Peformance Times
  • Thu 26 Jan 7.30pm
  • Thu 27 Jan 7.30pm
  • Fri 28 Jan 7.30pm
  • Sat 29 Jan 7.30pm

Cast List


Sam Burton


Jessica Johnson

Gloria Kindly

Jonathan Kenworthy

Tommy Tucker

Mark Swinson


Jessica Wall

Sarah Kindly

Francesca Machin


Richard Turner

Wood Fairy

Rachael Williams


Andy Godber

Mini Mayor

Michael Ridge


Andrew Ridge


Karon Wallis

Princess Amanda

Rebecca Mayes


Carly Halford

Hansel (Understudy)

Andrew Kelham

Gretel (Understudy)

Ashliegh Taylor

Production Team

Stage Crew

Carl Wilkinson
Tom Burton

Sound and Music

Peter Frost


Nic Wright
Keith Williams

Set Design/Construction

Peter Taffs
Pete McFarlane
Peter Wall
Jessica Wall
Richard Turner

Scenic Artists

Jessica Wall
Carl Wilkinson


Jess Wall
Jessica Wall


Rebecca Mayes

Front of House

Kath Williams

Press Reviews

Hucknall Dispatch

'Fun-packed Panto is a Hit with Families'

Hucknall Lovelace Theatre Group's fun-packed family pantomime 'Hansel and Gretel' which started on Wednesday, is delighting audiences.

It's sweet success owes much to teamwork and the leadership of amateur veterans Keith Williams and Linda Mayes, who are co-ordinating the production. Newcomers Jonathan Kenworthy in the role of the Dame, and Mark Swinson as hapless fall-guy Tommy have made their marks already during the panto's two performances and will be eager to keep up the standards in the three remaining shows.

Catching the eye in the titles roles are 13 year old Sam Burton, a pupil at Hucknall's Holgate Comprehensive School, and Jessica Johnson (10), who attends Hucknall National Junior School. Richard Turner, of Hucknall, a retail manager for an IT company, teams up with schoolteacher Peter Frost to play witches, while Andrew Ridge and Karon Wallis vie in one-upmanship as the happy-go-lucky King of Pantoland and the high and mighty Lord Chamberlain.

Jessica Wall as the dashing Prince, Andy Godber as the bumbling mayor, Franchesca Machin, who plays Sarah, and Rachel Williams, the nymph-like Fairy, make appealing contributions to the fun.

Colourful costumes, tuneful singing and fine individual performances help to make the group's annual panto a winner.

Dennis Robinson