Following The Cat in the Hat and Beauty and the Beast, Katie Mitchell returns to the National Theatre to stage the classic fairytale. She will collaborate once again with Lucy Kirkwood and designer Vicki Mortimer, applying their extraordinary imagination and creativity to conjure the world of Hansel and Gretel in an intimate and magical new production. Beauty and the Beast was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Entertainment, the Daily Telegraph proclaiming it to be 'Superb. At once funny, moving and deliciously scary... a continuously inventive delight.' Hansel and Gretel promises to be an enchanting and eerie Christmas treat, especially suitable for 7-10-year-olds.