Published on: 4/10/19, 10:00 am
Written by Lucy Sarah Doughty and produced & directed by Miles Leven, Hansel and Gretel is a fun filled adventure that reminds us ALL not to take candy from strangers (even if they wow you with a fabulous song and dance number!)
Featuring a cast of Bedford and London Based professional actors, the production promises to give you
your fill of ‘he’s behind you’ for the festive season. High energy rock and pop numbers, classic and
contemporary, will get you dancing in your seats whilst the magical fairy-tale characters will take you on
their familiar journey… with a few twists!
Starring Local Bedfordian Richard Mann as Miss Candycane Cackles - Richard brings his years of
experience as Mick Jagger in Rolling Stones Now Tribute as well as his love for Bowie and other musical
icons to his performance. He is looking forward to combing his love for theatre and rock and roll in this
delightfully evil character!
The show also features Caspar Cordwell James and Rae Fitzell as the title characters ‘Hansel and
Gretel’, Sara Turner (Bedford Creative Arts) as Papa Peanut and Samantha Clarke as Elfie the Elf.
Hansel and Gretel is 7th production from Miles Leven and Lucy Sarah Doughty. The pair previously gained
experience producing Pantomimes and Children’s Shows at ‘The Bull Theatre’ North London and are
delighted to be presenting their first production in Bedford this Christmas. Miles gained his Producing
experience at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama – MA Creative Producing, subsequently taking
work to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as London venues such as Kings Head Theatre, Islington
and Courtyard Theatre, Shoreditch. Lucy is currently studying at RCSSD also - MA Writing for Stage and
Broadcast Media – and is looking forward to a successful career in the industry.
“We are delighted that Bedford School were so keen for us to produce the work. Going to a pantomime
was an annual tradition for my family and I think it is so important that everyone has an opportunity to
see something special at Christmas. We wanted to create something magical, exciting and that doesn’t
break the bank, so we might not have a celebrity from the jungle or an ex soap star, but we’ll make
incredible memories for grandkids to grandparents all the same!” – Miles Leven
‘Hansel and Gretel’ will run at The Quarry Theatre, St Peters Street, Bedford, MK40 2LU
Saturday 14th – Sunday 22nd December. Performances 12pm & 3pm at Weekends.
Tickets £10.00 Children, £12.50 Adults. Family Rates and Group Discounts available.