Hansel and Gretel: After Ever After is the latest fairytale to get a Christmas twist from David Walliams. These After Ever After movies on Sky have become as much a part of Christmas as mince pies and turkey in recent years. Following the success of Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk, David Walliams and Sheridan Smith have returned to give the famous Brothers Grimm fairytale Hansel and Gretel the After Ever After treatment.
In the first look pictures (see above and below), the duo are unrecognisable, with Sheridan as the witch and David as a troll, replete with enormous teeth and seaweed wrapped all over him.
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Hansel and Gretel: After Ever After is likely to air on Sky Max around Christmas or somewhat earlier, however no specific release date for the UK, US, or globally has been confirmed. We’ll keep you updated as soon as we learn more, and we’re confident it’ll be a Christmas TV highlight.
David co-wrote this narrative with writer Kevin Cecil, and he also played a troll in it. It’s his third After Ever After adventure, and he also appeared in the first two, After Ever After (about Cinderella’s life after she marries Prince Charming) and Jack and the Beanstalk: After Ever After. Sheridan Smith, who portrays the witch, is one of the most versatile performers working today, having been in everything from the enormously popular Gavin and Stacey to the critically acclaimed The Last of the Mohicans (2008-2010)
In Hansel and Gretel: After Ever After, Mark Addy plays Englebert, Hansel and Gretel’s father. Sophie Thompson also plays Frieda, Hansel and Gretel’s stepmother, in Hansel and Gretel: After Ever After.
Hansel and Gretel was one of the Brothers Grimm’s numerous fairytales. It portrayed the storey of Hansel and Gretel, two children of a poor woodcutter who lived in the forest with his wife and two children, Hansel and Gretel. When he realised he couldn’t afford to feed his children one night, he sought counsel from his wife, who advised him to leave the children in the wilderness to fend for themselves. The first time he attempted this, Hansel left a path of stones that brought them back to the cottage, but the second time he left a trail of breadcrumbs that birds ate.
The kids got lost in the woods and came into a homemade of cakes and sweets. They were enticed inside by an elderly woman, who proved out to be a nasty witch, after they had eaten their full. She intended to fatten Hansel and then devour him. Gretel, on the other hand, outwitted the witch and threw her into the oven, allowing the children to flee.