Immerse yourselves in the magic of Opera in a Box!


Award-winning ensemble Opera in a Box is returning to the South West this June with the mischievous fairytale opera, Hansel & Gretel. Performing in Dorset for one night only, this production is part of the summer programme by the touring arts charity Artsreach. Say goodbye to your preconceptions about opera and join this exciting ensemble for an unforgettable evening that will leave you spellbound.
First performed in 1893, Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel retells the timeless fairy-tale of two siblings lost in the forest. Follow Hansel and Gretel as they discover a house made of gingerbread and fall into the clutches of a wicked witch.
As a touring company, Opera in a Box aims to bring opera to as wide an audience as possible, breaking down preconceptions about the genre with fresh and exciting productions. The company brings together young and talented individuals to create innovative and gripping theatre. This production features singers who have also performed with Bath Opera, Bristol Opera, and Welsh National Youth Opera, in venues from The Theatre Royal, Bath to Glyndebourne.
‘Opera in a Box have clearly succeeded in their mission to bring the opera genre to as wide an audience as possible,’ says The Bristol Magazine about their 2022 production of “Carmen.”
Performing in English, eight singers and musicians will create an immersive experience for all the family, full of music, magic, and of course, gingerbread!
Follow the adventures of Hansel & Gretel at Lytchett Matravers Village Hall at 7pm on Sunday, 30 June.
Further information and tickets are available from 07795 467666 or online at


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