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 by Jeremy Paul. Book by Leslie Stewart. Lyrics Jeremy Paul. Lyrics Leslie Stewart. Music Keith Strachan. Director Keith Strachan.