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The Little Matchgirl - new production by Arthur Pita

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Thought you might be interested to see this - starring Corey Annand as the Matchgirl (she also played Greta in The Metamorphosis).  Tickets for some performances have sold out but plenty still available for others.   Thursday 12 - Tuesday 24 December, various times





Celebrated director & choreographer Arthur Pita brings his magical new dance theatre show The Little Match Girl to DanceEast this Christmas.

Based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic Christmas story, this touching tale of an impoverished young street girl's hopes and dreams is beautifully told through dance, song and original live music.

A snowy stage sets the scene for an icy cold Christmas Eve, where the Little Match Girl paces the emptying streets, shivering and desperate, trying to sell her matches. Cold, hungry and with just one final match flame to keep her warm, she sees a vision of her beloved grandmother. Leaving her troubled life behind, the Little Match Girl is guided up into the night sky by her grandmother who takes her to the 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?

Award-winning choreographer Pita returns to DanceEast following recent successes God's Garden and Critics' Circle National Dance Award-winning The Metamorphosis.



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  • 1 month later...

They've got a date set for Watford :-)


And here's a nice review from The Stage




There's also a brief but good one in The Guardian (mentioned the Links section)




I'm off to see it today

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  • 3 years later...

Resurrecting an old thread as Arthur Pita's The Little Matchgirl is back again this year. Almost sold out in London in their pre-Christmas run but I've just changed dates so released a couple of tickets for tomorrow! And there are still some available. I highly recommend it for young and old (although very sad, Arthur's given it a twist at the end to ensure youngsters leave satisfied). I love the live music and the slight whackiness about it. And if you're fortunate to see Corey Annand in the lead role, you're in for a treat (although the whole cast are fantastic).



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