CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned general re-opening time. Some venues are showing on-line productions or outside productions - even a few covid safe internal ones and a number of tours and shows have been rescheduled for later in 2020 and throughout 2021. A few pantomimes may be possible but we await a relaxing of the rules for theatres from the Government.
Cold Victorian London and our Little Match Girl is out on the streets selling matches. She is not allowed home with her father until she has sold them. She meets Arthur, a cocky friendly lad who helps her sell her matches and who she begins to rely on as her friend. Through him she dreams of a better life. Will he prove to be her saviour? As she strikes matches to keep warm she is magically transported to a make believe world where her wishes come to life. Could this lead to a future with Arthur that our heroine dreams of? Premiering forty years ago at the Orange Tree Theatre, it was adapted for television by HTV in 1986 starring Roger Daltrey and Twiggy. The musical includes the songs Are you An Angel, Queen of the Street and most famously Mistletoe and Wine which won the musical an Ivor Novello Award and went onto become a No.1 hit Christmas single for Cliff Richard in 1988. Performers Emily Cochrane (The Little Match Girl), Emily Whiting (Charlotte), Aimee Barrett (Josie), Kathryn Hamilton-Hall (Elsie/Cook/Maud), Charlotte Christiensen (Liza), Julia Faulkner (Mrs Roberts/Winifred/Washerwoman), Job Hadden (Jeb), Anthony Williamson (Rich Man), Ian McCurrach (Butler), Jack Ayres, Matthew Philip Harris. Book byJeremy Paul.Book byLeslie Stewart.LyricsJeremy Paul.LyricsLeslie Stewart.MusicKeith Strachan.DirectorKeith Strachan.