Category: The Little Matchgirl

The Little Matchgirl On Tour: In PhotosHere are a few photos…


The cast of The Little Matchgirl.


Karl Queensborough and Guy Hughes in The Little Matchgirl.


The Little Matchgirl.


Elizabeth Westcott in The Little Matchgirl.


Edie Edmundson in The Little Matchgirl.


Katy Owen in The Little Matchgirl.


Guy Hughes, Kezrena James and Edie Edmundson in The Little Matchgirl.


Edie Edmundson and Niall Ashdown.


The cast of The Little Matchgirl.


Guy Hughes, Karl Queensborough, Kezrena James and Katy Owen in The Little Matchgirl.

The Little Matchgirl On Tour: In Photos

Here are a few photos from The Little Matchgirl, which opened this month at Bristol Old Vic,  and plays there until 14 January 2018. 

Then we are on to: Theatr Clwyd, Chichester Festival Theatre, Oxford PlayhouseTheatre Royal Plymouth, Buxton Opera House, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, Malvern Theatres, and home to Shakespeare’s Globe, London (27 March – 21 April).

We hope you can join us on our journey!

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Photography by Steve Tanner

The Little Matchgirl On Tour: In PhotosHere are a few photos…


The cast of The Little Matchgirl.


Karl Queensborough and Guy Hughes in The Little Matchgirl.


The Little Matchgirl.


Elizabeth Westcott in The Little Matchgirl.


Edie Edmundson in The Little Matchgirl.


Katy Owen in The Little Matchgirl.


Guy Hughes, Kezrena James and Edie Edmundson in The Little Matchgirl.


Edie Edmundson and Niall Ashdown.


The cast of The Little Matchgirl.


Guy Hughes, Karl Queensborough, Kezrena James and Katy Owen in The Little Matchgirl.

The Little Matchgirl On Tour: In Photos

Here are a few photos from The Little Matchgirl, which opened this month at Bristol Old Vic,  and plays there until 14 January 2018. 

Then we are on to: Theatr Clwyd, Chichester Festival Theatre, Oxford PlayhouseTheatre Royal Plymouth, Buxton Opera House, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, Malvern Theatres, and home to Shakespeare’s Globe, London (27 March – 21 April).

We hope you can join us on our journey!

See more photos on Facebook >>

Photography by Steve Tanner

The Little Matchgirl: In RehearsalsRehearsals are underway for…


Niall Ashdown in rehearsals for The Little Matchgirl.


Elizabeth Westcott in rehearsals for The Little Matchgirl.


Musicians in rehearsal.


Guy Hughes and Katy Owen in rehearsals for The Little Matchgirl.


Katy Owen in rehearsals.


Edie Edmundson in rehearsals for The Little Matchgirl.


Kezrena James in rehearsals for The Little Matchgirl.


Niall Ashdown in rehearsals for The Little Matchgirl.

The Little Matchgirl: In Rehearsals

Rehearsals are underway for The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales which begins its UK tour this month!

A co-production with Bristol Old Vic, members of the cast are currently rehearsing in Bristol before the show’s run there from Thursday 30 November 2017 to Sunday 14 January 2018.

Then the show is off to:

Finally, The Little Matchgirl will play in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in London from 27 March 2018.

UK – we’ll see you soon!

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See UK tour dates >>

Book London tickets >>

Photography: Steve Tanner

The Little Matchgirl: In RehearsalsRehearsals are underway for…


Niall Ashdown in rehearsals for The Little Matchgirl.


Elizabeth Westcott in rehearsals for The Little Matchgirl.


Musicians in rehearsal.


Guy Hughes and Katy Owen in rehearsals for The Little Matchgirl.


Katy Owen in rehearsals.


Edie Edmundson in rehearsals for The Little Matchgirl.


Kezrena James in rehearsals for The Little Matchgirl.


Niall Ashdown in rehearsals for The Little Matchgirl.

The Little Matchgirl: In Rehearsals

Rehearsals are underway for The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales which begins its UK tour this month.

A co-production with Bristol Old Vic, members of the cast are currently rehearsing in Bristol before the show’s run there from Thursday 30 November 2017 to Sunday 14 January 2018.

Then it’s off to:

Finally, The Little Matchgirl will play in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in London from 27 March 2018.

UK – we’ll see you soon!

See more photos on Facebook >>

See UK tour dates >>

Book London tickets >>

Photography: Steve Tanner

The Little Matchgirl: Cast AnnouncedLast week, casting was…

The Little Matchgirl: Cast Announced

Last week, casting was announced for our co-production with Bristol Old Vic, The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales which tours the UK from November 2017.

The cast includes: Niall Ashdown, Edie Edmundson, Guy Hughes, Kezrena JamesKaty OwenKarl Queensborough and Elizabeth Westcott. The company will be completed by musicians Dave Johnsy, Alex Heane and Jon Gingell.

Tour dates announced so far include:

Bristol Old Vic, 30 Nov – 14 Jan
Chichester Festival Theatre, 6 – 10 Feb
Oxford Playhouse, 13 – 17 Feb
Buxton Opera House, 6 – 10 Mar
Malvern Theatres, 21 – 24 Mar
Shakespeare’s Globe, 27 Mar – 21 Apr

Production photography by Steve Tanner

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The Little Matchgirl: Cast AnnouncedLast week, casting was…

The Little Matchgirl: Cast Announced

Last week, casting was announced for our co-production with Bristol Old Vic, The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales which tours the UK from November 2017.

The cast includes: Niall Ashdown, Edie Edmundson, Guy Hughes, Kezrena JamesKaty OwenKarl Queensborough and Elizabeth Westcott. The company will be completed by musicians Dave Johnzy, Alex Heane and Jon Gingell.

Tour dates announced so far include:

Bristol Old Vic, 30 Nov – 14 Jan
Chichester Festival Theatre, 6 – 10 Feb
Oxford Playhouse, 13 – 17 Feb
Buxton Opera House, 6 – 10 Mar
Malvern Theatres, 21 – 24 Mar
Shakespeare’s Globe, 27 Mar – 21 Apr

Production photography by Steve Tanner

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Introducing The Winter SelectionWe’re delighted to announce the…

Introducing The Winter Selection

We’re delighted to
announce the 2017/18 winter season in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, The Winter Selection.

The season opens
with Romantics
Anonymous
, a new musical directed
by Emma Rice, with book written by Emma Rice, lyrics by Christopher Dimond, and music by Michael Kooman, presented by special
arrangement with Radio Mouse
Entertainment. 

This will be followed by The Secret Theatre, a new
play by Anders Lustgarten, directed
by Matthew Dunster, and Apocalypse
Meow: Crisis is Born
, an alternative Christmas show from
post-post-modern cabaret sensation Meow
Meow.

The new year
brings a new production of All’s Well That Ends Well, directed
by Caroline Byrne, and The
Captive Queen
, a reimagining of John Dryden’s Restoration drama Aureng-zebe, directed by Barrie Rutter and co-produced with
Northern Broadsides. 

The winter season closes with Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons – A Reimagining,
created by Gyre & Gimble and
recomposed by Max Richter, and the
return of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales,
adapted and directed by Emma Rice, in co-production with Bristol Old Vic.

Emma Rice, Artistic Director, said:

“I’ve always seen the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse as a little box of
treats, encouraging the primal need to tell and hear stories
and inviting tales and magic to unfurl beneath the flicker of the
candles. For my final season as Artistic Director at the Globe, I knew I
wanted to present the most delicious, unique and beautiful box of
delights. The Winter Selection will take us to a singing chocolate factory
in France, the inner sanctum of Elizabeth I’s court, the dark and dangerous
world of
All’s Well That
Ends Well, the palaces of India, the
emotional depths of Vivaldi, and the tender chaos of Meow Meow’s Christmas,
before we tumble back down the rabbit hole with the return of
The Little
Matchgirl.”     


How to book

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Public Booking opens Monday 19 June, 10.00am. 

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Emma Rice on The Winter Selection Artistic Director Emma Rice…

Emma Rice on The Winter Selection

Artistic Director

Emma Rice on the 2017/18 Winter Season. 

The Winter Selection is my final
season as Artistic Director at Shakespeare’s Globe, and it will be full of
treats. It is sometimes easy to forget that theatre is a joyful indulgence; a
night out to be told a story, to be entertained, gripped, amused and
challenged. As a child, I remember vividly that a trip to the theatre was
intoxicating and thrilling. We planned it, looked forward to it, then, when the
night came, put on our best clothes and entered the dark world of ‘what ifs?’

The Sam
Wanamaker Playhouse is the most delicious, the most unique, and most beautiful
box of delights there is. Magical and intimate, ancient and immediate, this is
the ultimate place to be transported back to a state of wonder, to the primal
need to tell and hear stories, and to a world of rare human interaction. And
this season, transport you we will!

The Winter Selection will take you to
a singing chocolate factory in France, the inner sanctum of Elizabeth I’s
court, the dark and dangerous world of All’s
Well That Ends Well
, the palaces of India, the emotional depths of
Vivaldi, and the tender chaos of Meow Meow’s Christmas, before we tumble back
down the rabbit hole with the return of The
Little Matchgirl
.

I have
assembled some of my favourite artists and matched them with the theatrical flavours I
hunger for. I believe we are in for the most sumptuous, surprising, heartfelt and
touching of seasons.

Join us,
join me, and pick and mix as many delights as you can. We can’t wait to make these
tempting theatre treats, and I can’t wait to savour and share them all with
you.

Advance Priority Booking for Patrons opens Wednesday 31 May, 12.00 noon.
Priority Booking for Friends & Patrons opens Monday 5 June, 12.00 noon.
Public Booking opens Monday 19 June, 10.00am.

Become a Member to access Priority Booking and a range of additional benefits

Discover the full Winter Season and book tickets.