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The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales

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Presented by Bristol Old Vic
and Shakespeare's Globe

Written and co-adapted by Joel Horwood
Directed and co-adapted by Emma Rice



Emma Rice's "exquisite" (Daily Telegraph) production comes to Bristol this Christmas following its critically acclaimed premiere at Shakespeare's Globe.

Struggling to keep warm on the freezing winter streets, our impoverished heroine begins to strike her dwindling stock of matches. Each match she strikes conjures a new story, and while it burns she escapes into an enchanting world of magic and mystery. Inspired by the beautiful Hans Christian Andersen tales, we follow her through the spell-binding stories of The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor's New Clothes and Thumbelina.

For adults and brave children alike this will be a truly remarkable theatre experience, full of music, laughter, puppetry and magic which asks us to consider the true meaning of Christmas spirit.

Theatre to snuggle down into on a frosty night""

THE GUARDIAN

An exquisite spell of a show...irreverent and funny."

THE TELEGRAPH

A hilarious and heartbreaking collection of fairy tales."

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The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales

30 Nov-14 Jan
Theatre
7pm, 4pm, 2pm, 10am

£35.50-£7.50 (plus booking fee)

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Ages 8+
Running Time TBC

From the stories by Hans Christian Andersen
Writer and Co-Adaptor Joel Horwood
Director and Co-Adaptor Emma Rice
Designer Vicki Mortimer
Composer & Additional Lyrics Stephen Warbeck
Choreographer Etta Murfitt
Puppet Director Sarah Wright
Puppet Designer Lyndie Wright

Photography Steve Tanner


Ticket Offers

Friends and Supporters

Become a Friend or a Best Friend of Bristol Old Vic and you could benefit from 25% off tickets to The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales and much more!

25% off full price tickets
Limited to 4 tickets per Friend. Not available Tue 19 Dec-Sun 31 Dec.

Preview Performances

Tickets from £14-£7.50

Family Tickets

20% off family tickets of four* to shows from Sat 9 Dec to Sun 17 Dec, and Tue 2 Jan-Sun 14 Jan
10% off family tickets of four* to shows for peak performances* from Tue 19 Dec to Sun 31 Dec

*Four tickets made up of 2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children. Standard terms and conditions apply. Top 4 price bands only. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer

Groups and Schools

Groups of 10+
Groups of 10+ £4 off all tickets (excl Fri & Sat eve)
Groups of 20+ As above, plus 1 in 20 tickets free (excl Fri & Sat eve)
Groups of 50+ £7 off all tickets, plus 1 in 20 tickets free (excl Fri & Sat eve)

Schools of 10+
£12.50 Upper Circle / £7.50 Gallery tickets available (excl Fri & Sat eve)

Access performances

Signed performance Sat 16 Dec, 2pm
Audio described performance Sat 6 Jan, 2pm with touch tour 12 midday
Captioned performance Sat 13 Jan, 2pm


In 2016 we began redevelopment works to transform our front of house King Street entrance into a welcoming, vibrant space that everyone will be able to enjoy. During this time, it will be business as usual in the Theatre with our brilliant programme on offer, however there are a few changes to how we'll be operating.

Theatre Entrance

You are now invited to enter the Theatre through our Stage Door, walking in the footsteps of theatre legends such as Peter O'Toole, Daniel Day Lewis and Miranda Richardson.

Our new Theatre entrance can be accessed via Rackhay (BS1 4HJ) off Queen Charlotte Street, around the corner from King Street.

Click here for more information and updates on our Theatre entrance.

Ticket Collection

On performance days, tickets can be collected from Box Office situated in our Backstage Bar opening 90 mins prior to each performance.

For more information on accessibility, ticket collection, our Backstage Bar, arrival and drop-off at our Theatre plus updates on our redevelopment, click here.


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