POP-UP Opera is reviving Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel for a performance in north Dorset.

The theatre company will give one of the most popular operatic fairy tales a magical twist that will both enchant and thrill.

Hansel and Gretel will be at Shaftesbury Arts Centre on Saturday, March 3 at 7.30pm.

Sung in German (with Pop-Up Opera’s signature ‘silent movie’ captions in English), the wonderful combination of music and drama brings the exciting relationships between characters to life.

Brother and sister Hansel and Gretel are drawn into the idyllic yet dangerous world of the forest, where they encounter the Sandman, the Dew Fairy and, most frightening of all, the Witch.

In the dizzying excitement of the Witch’s Ride and the serene beauty of the children’s evening prayer, Humperdinck’s music magically evokes the contrasting worlds of the story.

Go to popupopera.co.uk for tickets and more information.