The Little Match Girl

Sadlers Wells

The Little Match Girl

13 Dec 2017 - 24 Dec 2017

£18.00 - £18.00

Pro reviewers rating
8 reviews

4.5 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

A snowy stage sets the scene for an icy cold Christmas Eve. Pacing the darkening streets with just one final match flame to keep her warm, the little match girl sees a vision of her beloved Grandmother, who guides her up into the night sky, to the shining moon.

Now, on a clear night, if you look closely, you might see the light of a shooting star, or is it a match burning brightly?

A magical dance theatre show based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic story. The touching tale of an impoverished young street girl's hopes and dreams is beautifully told through dance, song and original music performed live on stage.

Ages 5+

The popular festive show is back.  (Some reviews from 2015)



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“Unconventional and endlessly inventive... a rich work of theatre that offers an imaginative alternative.”

The Stage (Other reviewers)

“Arthur Pita shines a light into the darkest corners of Hans Christian Andersen’s heartbreaking tale... Perfect. ”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

“Unconventional and endlessly inventive... A rich work of theatre... An imaginative alternative to the usual Christmas shows.”

Aleks Sierz (Arts Desk, The Stage)

“A joyous spectacle... leaving Andersen’s compassionate message intact... Annand: entrancing... touching... Delicate and charming”

Luke Jennings (Observer)

“Hip choreographer Arthur Pita’s latest dance piece, ‘The Little Match Girl’, is based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and i”

Time Out (Other reviewers)

“Enchanting dance-theatre adaptation... brings a smile to your face even as it brings a tear to your eye. ”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Transforming the pathos of the original story into lyrical waltzes, semi-operatic songs and moments of theatrical camp.”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Could have been maudlin, but Pita sidesteps that with bold characterisation and whirling invention... Quick and deft.”

Zoe Anderson (Independent)

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