• Cancelled

Reading performances with music “Hansel and Gretel,” “Cinderella”

  • Theater / Dance ,
  • Kids / Youth ,
  • Performance
Due to the concern regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and due to the safety and health for the participants and staffs, we have announced to cancel this event.

Please go to the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre website for ticket refunds, and retain your tickets safely.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and kindly ask for your understanding. (04/26/2021)

Well-loved Grimms’ fairy tales reading event with live music

Published two hundred years or so ago, Grimms’ fairy tales are loved all over the world and have provided inspiration for many artists.
This event focuses on two of these unique tales that have a particular association with music: “Hansel and Gretel” and “Cinderella.”
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre’s Tokyo Theatre DoJo group members will read Japanese versions of the stories as translated by Kyoko Matsuoka, known for the “Paddington Bear” books. In addition, the readings will be accompanied by live music performed mainly by students of Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre’s Geigeki Wind Orchestra Academy, who will be playing music based on“Hansel and Gretel” by Engelbert Humperdinck, who died a hundred years ago this year, and Camille Saint-Saëns, as well as Prokofiev’s melodic ballet score for “Cinderella.” Audiences will be drawn into a world of fairy tales through a wealth of charming music and words.

Source: “Tales from Grimm” edited and illustrated by Wanda Gag, translated by Kyoko Matsuoka (Nora Shoten)


Monday, May 3 2021, 11:00 “Hansel and Gretel”
Monday, May 3 2021, 13:00 “Cinderella”
Monday, May 3 2021, 15:00 “Hansel and Gretel”
Tuesday, May 4 2021, 11:00 “Cinderella”
Tuesday, May 4 2021, 13:00 “Hansel and Gretel”
Tuesday, May 4 2021, 15:00 “Cinderella”
Wednesday, May 5 2021, 11:00 “Hansel and Gretel”
Wednesday, May 5 2021, 13:00 “Cinderella”
Wednesday, May 5 2021, 15:00 “Hansel and Gretel”
*Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance.
*Duration: About 45 minutes (no intermission)


Readings: Renge Ishiyama, Sayuri Fujii (Tokyo Theatre DoJo)

“Hansel and Gretel” performers
Piano: Yusuke Takahashi
Flute: Tomoka Masaki (Geigeki Wind Orchestra Academy)
Oboe: Saki Takahashi
Clarinet: Chiaki Konno (Geigeki Wind Orchestra Academy)
Bassoon: Saki Suyama (Geigeki Wind Orchestra Academy)
Horn: Shiori Kawasaki (Geigeki Wind Orchestra Academy)

“Cinderella” performers
Piano: Yusuke Takahashi

*Performers for readings will be different for each performance. Performers will be announced on the day of each performance.


On sale from 10:00 Saturday, April 3 2021

All seats reserved. Tax included. Price per performance
Adults: 1,500 yen
Children: (age 4 to elementary school age) 500 yen

*No admission to children under 4
*Capacity of 20 persons per performance
*Please note that programs etc. are subject to change due to unavoidable circumstances.

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Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre / Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Co-organized by
Toshima City
Special cooperation by
Nora Bookstore
Supported by
Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan Arts Council