A family show for Christmas inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s traditional tale.
London. Christmas Eve. The snow is falling. A little girl struggles fiercely through the cold. We follow her throughout the day as she encounters the funny and zany characters of the vibrant city streets.
In an attempt to stay warm she strikes a match, then a second and third. In the cold the flames blaze to life and the flickering fire illuminates her fantastic Christmas visions. With each strike we enter the tumultuous world of her imagination, meeting talking turkeys, dancing rats, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their chattering Christmas tree.
Having delighted audiences in 2017, The Last Baguette return with this touching, madcap and heart-warming Christmas show. The company use their signature style of visual storytelling, live music and puppetry to shine a light on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic winter tale. Written by T. A. Woodsmith, winner of the Sunday Times Playwriting Award.
“The energy and commitment of the company is infectious; beautiful imagery and memorable moments. This is unique theatre with a great heart” Theatre Bath
This is a touching and madcap show. The audience will laugh, care and maybe cry a little for the tale of this small fierce girl.
The total running time is 1 hour 45 minutes: the first act is approx. 50 minutes and the second act is approx. 35 minutes, with a 20 minute interval in between. We recommend the show for children age 4+ because of the length of the show, but younger children are always welcome.
Created in 2017 with support from Arts Council England, Pound Arts, Wiltshire Council, Jack Lane Charitable Trust, Joyce Fletcher Charitable Trust, Elmgrant Trust, Wallace Curzon Charitable Trust and Veronica Awdry Charitable Trust. In partnership with Wiltshire Libraries, Rural Arts Wiltshire and Libraries Unlimited.
Refreshments will be available during the interval.
Book your tickets at Devizes Library in person during staffed opening hours. Tickets prices: Full price £7, Child/Concession £5, Family Ticket £20 (4 tickets)
Tickets are also available at poundarts.org.uk