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Some junior fringers will get their stage debuts when Eden Ballantyne pulls them out of the audience and employs them as characters in his roughly 60-minute long, updated retelling of three of the Grimms' fairytales.
The most off the wall, and funniest, is Hansel and Gretel. The resourceful siblings are re-imagined as 30-something layabouts mooching off their parents (which is why they keep trying to lose the kids in the woods).
The storyteller from Leeds, England, is patient and fun-loving with the kids and keeps the show moving along. Even with updates that add a little girl-power, (Ballantyne suggests they are feminist retellings, they’re not really), the stories are familiar and kids are having a good time, onstage and off.
— Wendy King