A NEW production which had its premiere at Shakespeare’s Globe comes to Oxford this month.
Emma Rice’s intimate and inventive production The Little Matchgirl (and Other Happier Tales) comes to Oxford Playhouse from February 13 to 17.
This is set to be a magical evening of storytelling and song – for adults and brave children alike – to experience enchanted stories inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s much-loved tales.
The Little Matchgirl and other stories combines Christian Andersen’s stories, The Little Matchgirl, The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and Thumbelina.
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 together.
Using puppetry, vivid storytelling, haunting music and exquisite costumes, this promises to be a night to delight, transport and surprise.
This production was co-adapted by Joel Horwood and Emma Rice, who also directs the show.
Danish poet and author Christian Andersen’s original short story called The Little Match Girl, was about a dying child’s dreams and hope, and was first published in 1845.
Tickets for The Little Matchgirl (and Other Happier Tales) at Oxford Playhouse start at £10. Call the ticket office on 01865 305305 or go to oxfordplayhouse.com to book.