A fairy-tale ending to the SO Festival

SO Festival
Garsington Opera will give a fairy-tale ending to SO Festival in Skegness with a live relay of Hänsel und Gretel on Sunday 7 July.

Filmed live in Garsington Opera’s award-winning Pavilion at Wormsley in Buckinghamshire, the performance will be broadcast on SO Festival’s giant beach screen to up to 10,000 people on Skegness beach in Lincolnshire.

Each year, SO Festival transforms Lincolnshire’s coastal district of East Lindsey into an international arts venue with spectacular visual art, street theatre, world-class performers and dance acts. Peter Knott, Regional Director, Arts Council England said “SO Festival is steadily growing to become one of England’s most anticipated arts festivals. In addition to featuring dozens of new street theatre and dance acts, this year’s festival includes a brilliant streamed performance from Garsington Opera.”

The Production
Critically-acclaimed director Olivia Fuchs' refreshing interpretation explores themes of post-war austerity and the journey from childhood to maturity. Emerging international artists Claudia Huckle and Anna Devin take the title roles.

Find out more about Olivia Fuchs' interpretation of Hänsel und Gretel:

40 felled trees from a plantation in Leicestershire, a giant book and a forest floor covered with over 3000 bark chips are just a few aspects of the design that will form the backdrop to Garsington’s magical production.