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BRENTWOOD THEATRE PUTS ON TWO EXTRA NIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS PLAY AFTER BOOM IN TICKETS SALES

December 6, 2013

Bwd posterBrentwood’s own theatre in Shenfield Road, seems to be on a roll with its Christmas play by adding another two nights  to the schedule.

Ticket sales for Hansel and Gretel  are already at 80 per cent, so Mark Reed, the theatre joint administrator, has added Wednesday December 18 and Friday December 20 to the month’s run.

Everyone does pantomimes and some years ago the theatre turned to David Wood for Children’s Stories. This years choice is an adaptation of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale, Hansel and Gretel by Mike Kenny. Set in the present day of a financially struggling family, the play erupts into life when the children turn their noses up at the food on the table and attempts by their parents at conversation. Mum and dad share one of those unspoken glances a few yards short of an hysterical pre-emptive strike, and settle for the smiling Max Bygraves rendition of: ‘Let me tell you a story’. Using the Grimm’s story as a vector, it has all the elements of being inspired, particularly in the current climate when everyone is feeling the pinch, and the proximity of the Festive season and good will to all.

Tickets for the extra performances are available from the box office on 01277 200305

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