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A Bristol Old Vic Young Company production
Written by Hans Christian Andersen
Adapted by Silva Semerciyan
Directed by Lisa Gregan
A soldier came marching along the road: "Left, right! Left, right!
On the outskirts of a country a war rages on and on, while at its centre a proud king rules the capital with an iron fist.
Once upon a time it was foretold that his daughter would marry a common soldier, so the king has locked her in an impenetrable tower. Nobody has ever seen her in the flesh.
When a disillusioned soldier returns from the war and comes into possession of a magical tinderbox that can grant him anything he wants, the storm clouds begin to gather.
A story of blood, magic, violence and love.
Bristol Old Vic Young Company are much admired in Bristol and far beyond for their energetic, highly skilled and hugely committed ensemble pieces."
7.30pm (Wed-Fri), 12pm, 4pm (Sat)
Running time: 125mins inc. interval
£12/£8 (plus booking fee)