A dance theatre adaptation after Hans Christian Andersen
Following a sell-out season at Sadler’s Wells last year, celebrated director & choreographer Arthur Pita brings his magical dance theatre show, The Little Match Girl to Aberystwyth for what promises to be a magical delight for all the family.
Based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic story, this touching tale of an impoverished young street girl's hopes and dreams is beautifully told through dance, song and original music performed live on stage. A snowy stage sets the scene for an icy cold Christmas Eve. Pacing the darkening streets with just one final match flame to keep her warm, the little match girl sees a vision of her beloved Grandmother, who guides her up into the night sky, to the shining 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?
Arthur Pita was nominated for the 2014 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance and his adaptation of Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis at the Royal Opera House won Olivier, Southbank Sky Arts and Critics Circle National Dance Awards.
★★★★★ “MAGICAL. Wonderfully inventive. A gem” The Observer
★★★★★ "PERFECTLY SPELL-BINDING. An utter delight" The Spectator, Critic's Choice
A magical treat for all the family (children aged 5+)