The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales

Inspired by the beautiful and devastatingly sad Hans Christian Andersen ‘wonder’ tale, The Little Matchgirl (and Other Happier Tales) will reveal a spellbinding world of magic and mystery. Steeped in the metaphor and meaning that runs through the veins of Andersen’s enduring story, this will be a night to delight, transport and surprise.

For adults and brave children alike, expect music, puppetry, dark magic... and perhaps some modern truths that we would all rather remain hidden.

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As our destitute heroine struggles to survive, she strikes her matches to keep warm. Each match will conjure a new story, a new vision, and we will hold her hand as we tumble down the rabbit hole with her.

Hans Christian Andersen; Adapted by Joel Horwood and Emma Rice
Shakespeare's Globe
Emma Rice
Other info:
Part of the 2016-17 Wonder Noir Season

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

The Shakespeare Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 9DT
Venue Box Office:
020 7401 9919
Nearest tube:
London Bridge or Mansion House (both 10 min walk)

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