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Hänsel & Gretel. Lost & Found

Some feedbacks from our audience


The performance of Hansel and Gretel by the small theater company Betwixt and Between was an innovative and skillfully executed play for the young and young-at-heart! Both the children and their accompanying adults sat mesmerized for the entire play as it moved back and forth between German and English, fantasy and reality, music, dance and dialogue. What a wonderfully creative performance by a small but talented company. Children – and all of us – could use more of this kind of theater!

Jeanne Darling, retired teacher and Basel English storyteller

Besonders in Erinnerung bleiben mir die wunderbaren Tanz-Moves und die toll ausgewählte Musik, und nach wie vor bin ich baff, dass ich schon nach zwei Minuten nicht mehr merkte, dass alles zweisprachig war, so selbstverständlich wirkte das.

Lislot Frei, früher Redaktorin SRF 2 Kultur


Some impressions of the show

Fotos Martin Spedding


Watch our trailer

Camera & Film: Matt Billingham & John Hyland

About the play

Hansel and Gretel don’t have an easy time. Their impoverished parents have left them in the woods, and from there they get directly to the gingerbread house of an evil witch. Now it’s especially one thing the siblings Hansel and Gretel need: Teamwork! But what if the joint memories and bonds of childhood have been forgotten for a long time?

In the bilingual theater production “Hänsel & Gretel – lost & found” with dialogues in English and German/Swissgerman, the play begins with the adult sibling pair Johann and Margret, who have been estranged for quite some time. But by finding their old trunk with toys, they set on an imaginative journey into play, in which not only the story of Hansel and Gretel, but also their reconciliation starts to unfold…

For families and younger and grown up children from age 6.

The play premiered one the 26th of Ocober 2019 in “the Safe” at Unternehmen Mitte in Basel.

Currently, no new performances of this play are scheduled.

Please enquire at if you would like to host a performance.

Cast & Crew

Director: Celine Myer


Margret, Gretel, father, witch: Miriam Cohn

Johann, Hänsel, stepmother, witch: Scott Holland

Script: Miriam Cohn & Scott Holland

Production: Isabell Buttron, Miriam Cohn & Scott Holland

Graphic design: Emily Wren

Sound & lights: Donald Brun / Ben Moult

PR: Isabell Buttron

This production has been supported by Abteilung Kultur Basel-Stadt and by Migros Kulturprozent.

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