The Little Matchgirl (And Other Happier Tales)

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The Little Matchgirl (And Other Happier Tales)
Struggling to keep warm on the freezing winter streets, our impoverished heroine begins to strike her dwindling stock of matches. Each match she strikes conjures a new story, and while it burns she escapes into an enchanting world of magic and mystery. Inspired by the beautiful Hans Christian Andersen tales, we follow her through the spell-binding stories of The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor's New Clothes and Thumbelina. For adults and brave children alike this will be a truly remarkable theatre experience, full of music, laughter, puppetry and magic which asks us to consider the true meaning of Christmas spirit.
Age Advisory: 8+


Performers Niall Ashdown, Edie Edmundson, Kezrena James, Guy Hughes, Katy Owen, Karl Queensborough, Elizabeth Westcott, Dave Johnsy (musician), Alex Heane (musician), Jon Gingell (musician).
Author Hans Christian Andersen. Adapted by Joel Horwood. Adapted by Emma Rice. Producer Shakespeare's Globe. Author Joel Horwood. Adapted by Emma Rice. Director Emma Rice. Design Vicki Mortimer. Music Stephen Warbeck. Choreographer Etta Murfitt. Director Sarah Wright (puppet director). Design Lyndie Wright (puppet designer).

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Review: The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales
06Dec17: The Bristol Old Vic Christmas show directed by Emma Rice

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Tour details for The Little Matchgirl (And Other Happier Tales)

Between 6th March 2018 and 21st April 2018 this tour will visit 4 venues in Buxton, Liverpool, Malvern and West End. This production has already been seen in 3 venues since 30th November 2017.

Dates for The Little Matchgirl (And Other Happier Tales) (Play) tour


Tue, 6th March 2018 to Sat, 10th March 2018
  Buxton Opera House, Buxton»

Tue, 13th March 2018 to Sat, 17th March 2018
  Everyman & Playhouse, Liverpool»

Wed, 21st March 2018 to Sat, 24th March 2018
  Malvern Theatres, Malvern»

Tue, 27th March 2018 to Sat, 21st April 2018
  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, West End»

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