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The Little Matchgirl (and Other Happier Tales)

The Little Matchgirl (and Other Happier Tales)

Emma Rice’s “exquisite” (Daily Telegraph) production comes to the Playhouse following its critically acclaimed premiere at Shakespeare’s Globe.

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. Inspired by the beautiful and devastatingly sad Hans Christian Andersen tale, The Little Match Girl, and combining Andersen’s other tales, The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and Thumbelina, The Little Matchgirl (and Other Happier Tales) reveals a spellbinding world of magic and mystery.

Steeped in the metaphor and meaning that runs through the veins of Andersen’s enduring stories, 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.

★★★★ – “An out-and-out triumph. Endlessly inventive, gloriously silly, poignant, topical, edifying” –

A Shakespeare’s Globe and Bristol Old Vic Co-Production

Event Date: Tuesday 13th March – Saturday 17th March 2018


Location: Liverpool Playhouse Theatre

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Theatre | Ticketed

Contact Details

Box Office, Tel: 0151 709 4776

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This event has been submitted by the event organiser and is not endorsed by Culture Liverpool or Liverpool City Council. If you have any questions, please direct them to the event organiser.

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