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The Little Matchgirl And Other Happier Tales

Until 21 April 2018

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About the show

The Little Matchgirl And Other Happier Tales returns to Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe’s indoor theatre.

Following its premiere at the theatre for Christmas 2016, The Little Matchgirl And Other Happier Tales returns to Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Emma Rice directs the poignant tale that closes the Winter Selection season.

Adapted by Joel Horwood in collaboration with Rice, The Little Matchgirl And Other Happier Tales weaves together Hans Christian Anderson’s sorrow-filled story with a collection of other well-known fairy tales. Audiences can expect to be swept into the regal and hilarious world of The Emperor’s New Clothes, the bruised and bumpy bedroom of The Princess And The Pea, and the miniaturised life of Thumbelina.

When The Little Matchgirl And Other Happier Tales debuted at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse last Christmas, it received lots of festive good cheer. WhatsOnStage gave it five stars and called it “an out-and-out triumph”. The Guardian, Telegraph, Times and Financial Times all gave it four stars.

The show returns to London as part of a UK tour.

Emma Rice is the current Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe. The Winter Selection season marks the end of her period in charge before she leaves to start new company Wise Children. Whilst at the Globe, Rice captivated audiences with her quirky and fun shows. The Little Matchgirl And Other Happier Tales is everything fans of Rice’s previous work with Kneehigh have come to expect from her inventive creations.

The Little Matchgirl And Other Happier Tales runs from 27 March – 21 April 2018 at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Map & Location

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

21 New Globe Walk
London
SE1 9DT

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