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Sung in a new English translation produced with Kit Hesketh Harvey, Hansel and Gretel live on the outskirts of society, hungry and poor, when their mother sends them to forage for food on the mean city streets.
Gretel is represented by a violin; Hansel, cello; the witch, xylophone; step-mother, muted trumpet; father, French horn; cat, clarinet.
Hansel offers numerous special interlinings for the manufacturers of ladies and mens' outer garments, childrens' wear and sports clothing.
The Freudenberg Nonwovens Business Group is acquiring the Hansel brand interlinings business from Hansel Textil GmbH, Iserlohn, Germany, with immediate effect.
Ravizzi was pantomime scary, resembling a Snow White witch as she coaxed Hansel into eating a table full of delightful food to fatten him up for eating.
The show toured Scotland at Christmas time and it has an appropriately magical, sparkly feel once Hansel and Gretel's parents are out of the picture.
Sophie, 29, is used to playing the role of the ingenue on stage and will play Gretel in the first cast but she is also casting a spell as the Witch, something she will perform on tour and for the children's version, Wee Hansel and Gretel.
The concept of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is original.
HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS (15) HANSEL (Jeremy Renner) and his feisty sister Gretel (Gemma Arterton) had their first with a witch as children.
HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS 3D (15, 88MINS) HANSEL (Jeremy Renner) and his feisty sister Gretel (Gemma Arterton) had their first encounter with witches as children when they stumbled into a house made of delicious candy.
quips Hansel, who intends to make her face look far worse by unleashing twin barrels at point-blank range in stomach-churning 3D.
THE VERDICT A fantastical fairy-tale B-movie, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters may be incredibly silly and lacking in terms of a story, but it is cheerfully cheeky and gleefully gory and features a seriously sexy and irreverent performance by Gemma Arterton as a gun-toting Gretel.