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The Little Matchgirl (And Other Happier Tales) archiveStruggling 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.

Cast/Performers

Niall Ashdown, Edie Edmundson, Kezrena James, Guy Hughes, Katy Owen, Karl Queensborough, Elizabeth Westcott, Dave Johnsy (musician), Alex Heane (musician), Jon Gingell (musician)

Creatives/Company

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen, Joel Horwood
Adapted by(s): Joel Horwood, Emma Rice, Emma Rice
Producer: Shakespeare's Globe
Director(s): Emma Rice, Sarah Wright (puppet director)
Design(s): Vicki Mortimer, Lyndie Wright (puppet designer)
Music: Stephen Warbeck
Choreographer: Etta Murfitt
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.

The Little Matchgirl (And Other Happier Tales)

The Little Matchgirl (And Other Happier Tales) (Play) production archive for QTIX code T527005872. Details of all The Little Matchgirl (And Other Happier Tales) archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S709035688

Archive Listings

27 Mar 18
to
21 Apr 18
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
West End
Greater London
21 Mar 18
to
24 Mar 18
Malvern Theatres
Malvern
Worcestershire
13 Mar 18
to
17 Mar 18
Everyman & Playhouse
Liverpool
Merseyside
6 Mar 18
to
10 Mar 18
Buxton Opera House
Buxton
Derbyshire
13 Feb 18
to
17 Feb 18
The Playhouse
Oxford
Oxfordshire
6 Feb 18
to
10 Feb 18
Minerva Theatre
Chichester
West Sussex
30 Nov 17
to
14 Jan 18
Bristol Old Vic
Bristol
City of Bristol

UKTW News/Reviews

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