A retelling of the old tale of Hansel and Gretel, but set in 1920's England. To the children and staff at the orphanage, Auntie Roo is a kindly American widow who gives them a lavish Christmas party each year in her mansion, Forrest Grange. In reality, she's a severely disturbed woman, who keeps the mummified remains of her little daughter in a nursery in the attic. One Christmas, her eye fall upon a little girl who reminds her of her daughter and she imprisons her in her attic. Nobody believes her brother, Christopher, when he tells them what's happened, so he goes to rescue her.
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Mrs. Forrest, I think it's time to settle accounts.
Yes, of course. But, dear, could you run downstairs first and get me some lunch?
Get it yourself, Rosie Miller.
"Rosie Miller"? Albie, I don't recall ever giving you permission to call me by my professional name.
Rosie, I'm gonna' tell *you* what to do for once. You're gonna' write me a check... for 2,000 pounds.
Two thousand pounds?
Then we're gonna' wave bye-bye to you, me and Clarine. Then you can go back to vaudeville or ...
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Written by Arthur Sullivan
& W.S. Gilbert
Performed by Shelley Winters See more