The Little Matchgirl (and other happier tales)

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Emma Rice’s "exquisite" (Telegraph) production comes to Oxford 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 Hans Christian Andersen’s beautiful tales, The Little Match Girl, The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and Thumbelina reveal 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.

  • Tue 13 Feb 2018 7:30 PM £25.00/£20.00/£15.00/£10.00 | Full Circle & Enjoy members' discount: 50%
  • Wed 14 Feb 2018 2:00 PM £25.00/£20.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Wed 14 Feb 2018 7:30 PM £25.00/£20.00/£15.00/£10.00 | post show talk
  • Thu 15 Feb 2018 2:00 PM £25.00/£20.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Thu 15 Feb 2018 7:30 PM £25.00/£20.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Fri 16 Feb 2018 7:30 PM £25.00/£20.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Sat 17 Feb 2018 2:00 PM £25.00/£20.00/£15.00/£10.00 | Full Circle & Enjoy members' discount: 50%
  • Sat 17 Feb 2018 7:30 PM £25.00/£20.00/£15.00/£10.00

Emma Rice uses her imaginative storytelling to create a show that will warm your heart on a chilly day.

Laura Elliot
Programme Director

A Shakespeare’s Globe and Bristol Old Vic co-production

From the stories by Hans Christian Andersen
Writer and Co-Adaptor Joel Horwood
Director and Co-Adaptor Emma Rice
Designer Vicki Mortimer

Book Tickets

  • Tue 13 February 7:30 PM
  • Wed 14 February 2:00 PM
  • Wed 14 February 7:30 PM
  • Thu 15 February 2:00 PM
  • Thu 15 February 7:30 PM
  • Fri 16 February 7:30 PM
  • Sat 17 February 2:00 PM

A Shakespeare’s Globe and Bristol Old Vic co-production

Captioned performance Wed 14 Feb 7.30pm
Audio described performance Sat 17 Feb at 2pm | Touch Tour at 12.30pm

Age guideline: 9+

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