Friday, 21 December 2012

Catch up with the cast

We caught up with Carly and Unai to see how the show Hansel and Gretel is going down in Bristol...

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

4 star review for Hansel and Gretel!

Another week, another review - this time from Venue magazine in Bristol on the show:

"NIE serves up a feast of fun, theatre, music and laughter for the whole family" Full review here
Bristol audiences continue to be very responsive and brilliant to play in front of - so we will continue to enjoy ourselves there!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Twitter - Week 1 responses

Here is a selection of some of the great feedback we have from Twitter so far for Hansel and Gretel at The Tobacco Factory

Show opens and press in!

We opened last Wednesday to great audiences (some even queuing from 6.30pm to get the right seats!)and have played to really responsive audiences this week, both young and old. On Friday we had our press and VIP night, and some of the reviews are in already:
"a witty and immensely enjoyable production from a company who deserve all their plaudits"
Bristol Culture
"New International Encounter has devised a witty, wintry take on one of the Grimm Brothers’ bleakest tales… with a show that is so entertaining and inventive and provides such pleasure"
WhatsOn Stage
"a captivating version… with bright as a button humour, clever use of puppets to double the title characters and European folk music played by the talented multinational cast"
The Stage
"Hansel and Gretel weaves a dark tale, suitably lightened by an incredibly fast and witty script.The direction embraces the opportunities that theatre in the round creates, and the snowy auditorium with lighted trees creates a beautiful atmosphere. Innovative use of puppetry…absolutely beautiful"
Chopsey Baby
"This a show full of heart and warmth that will touch the soul of all who watch, a perfect antidote for any winters chills or blues, I would recommend it to anyone… beautiful, magical storytelling for all"
Remote Goat
"It’s funny, with a gentle but slightly subversive humour, it’s clever and it’s fun"
A Younger Theatre
"The amazingly talented cast of five combine physical clowning, skilful puppetry, drama filled storytelling, witty word play, and accomplished musicianship with all the modern references and hilarity of a panto but with none of the attendant tack… I really recommend that you take all of your friends and relations to see this luminous Christmas show and feel the warm Hansel and Gretel glow"
Guide to Bristol
"There is a lot of theatrical ingenuity at work here … Hansel and Gretel is full of wonderful ideas and a cast who are truly inside the idea"
Public Review
"with a mixture of skilful mime, use of a wide range of musical instruments and excellent creation of characters, the five strong cast have you sitting at times on the edge of your seats"
Bristol Post

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

A day until opening!

Its only a day until Hansel and Gretel opens to audiences in Bristol! With final techs being done in the space, Mia takes us backstage:

H and G Blog Mia from Alex Byrne on Vimeo.