CBeebies Xmas Show for Edinburgh

Sep 13 2019 | By More

Hansel and Gretel to be recorded at Festival Theatre

CBeebies 2019 Christmas Show is to be recorded at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre over four performances in October.

This year’s hotly anticipated fairy-tale adaptation will be Hansel and Gretel. Besides the usual range of CBeebies stars and presenters, Waffle the Wonder Dog will be featured for the first time.

CBeebies publicity for Hansel & Gretel

This is also the first time that the show will be recorded in Scotland.

The four live theatre performances will take place at the Festival Theatre on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October.

The first tranche of tickets will go on sale from the Festival Theatre’s website, by phone and in person on Thursday 19 September at 10am. A second tranche will available from 10am on Thursday 26 September 2019.

The Christmas special will air on CBeebies on Saturday 7 December, when it will become available on BBC iPlayer. There will also be a a short cinema run from 30 November featuring exclusive content including a sing-along with Justin Fletcher.

enchanted forest

The specially written script will take Hansel and Gretel on a winter adventure through an enchanted forest. It will use the energy of the 1980s as the inspiration for its music, fashion and iconography.

The core message of the show is ‘never give up’. The siblings have to overcome the many dangers of the deep, dark wood, but with the help of magical woodland creatures and by not giving up, the pair prove that the only thing that matters at Christmas is being together.


CBeebies Present: Hansel and Gretel
Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
Saturday 26  – Sunday 27 October 2019
Two shows daily: 1pm & 4.30pm.
On Sale date: Thursday 19 September from 10am
Half the tickets will be reserved to go on sale a week later on Thursday 26 September from 10am.
Tickets cost £15 and £10 (kids). Under-twos on laps go free.
Tickets and details: Book here.

Watch at home
Hansel and Gretel will be broadcast on CBeebies and will be available on BBC iPlayer on 7 December.

Cinema tickets
For cinema tickets and more information on the special cinema experience visit www.cbeebieschristmasshow.com

Hansel and Gretel will be available in cinemas on Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December.


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