The Little Matchgirl (and other happier tales)

March 2018
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
26
27
28
1
40+ Acting Company - Spring 40+ Acting Company - Spring & Ishtar 40+ Acting Company - Spring & Ishtar & Plus1 more...
2
Ishtar Ishtar & The Wedding
3
Ishtar Ishtar & The Wedding
4
Hugh Grant in Conversation
5
Jenni Murray
6
Reginald D Hunter Reginald D Hunter & Labyrinth
7
Labyrinth Labyrinth & No Such Thing as a Fish
8
40+ Acting Company - Spring 40+ Acting Company - Spring & Labyrinth 40+ Acting Company - Spring & Labyrinth & Plus1 more...
9
Labyrinth
10
Labyrinth Labyrinth & Mark Steel
11
12
The Winslow Boy The Winslow Boy & Growing Pains
13
The Winslow Boy
14
The Winslow Boy The Winslow Boy & The Audit
15
40+ Acting Company - Spring 40+ Acting Company - Spring & The Winslow Boy 40+ Acting Company - Spring & The Winslow Boy & Plus1 more...
16
The Winslow Boy The Winslow Boy & Bilal Zafar: Biscuit
17
The Winslow Boy The Winslow Boy & Leaf
18
19
DNA
20
DNA DNA & Feminism & Theatre: A Brief... DNA & Feminism & Theatre: A Brief... & Plus1 more... DNA & Feminism & Theatre: A Brief... & Plus1 more... & Plus2 more...
21
DNA DNA & On The March DNA & On The March & Plus1 more...
22
40+ Acting Company - Spring 40+ Acting Company - Spring & Love From a Stranger 40+ Acting Company - Spring & Love From a Stranger & Plus1 more...
23
Love From a Stranger Love From a Stranger & Sophie Willan: Branded
24
Love From a Stranger Love From a Stranger & Barbara Nice
25
26
Scratch Night
27
The Life of Galileo The Life of Galileo & Not Yet Suffragette
28
The Life of Galileo The Life of Galileo & Not Yet Suffragette
29
40+ Acting Company - Spring 40+ Acting Company - Spring & The Life of Galileo 40+ Acting Company - Spring & The Life of Galileo & Plus1 more...
30
The Life of Galileo
31
The Life of Galileo The Life of Galileo & Glisten
1
Become a Member

Emma Rice’s "exquisite" (Telegraph) production comes to Oxford Playhouse following its critically acclaimed premiere at Shakespeare’s Globe.

As our destitute heroine struggles to survive, she strikes her matches to keep warm. Each match will conjure a new story, a new vision, and we will hold her hand as we tumble down the rabbit hole together.

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s beautiful tales, The Little Match Girl, The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and Thumbelina reveal a spellbinding world of magic and mystery.

Steeped in the metaphor and meaning that runs through the veins of Andersen’s enduring stories, this will be a night to delight, transport and surprise. For adults and brave children alike, expect music, puppetry, dark magic... and perhaps some modern truths that we would all rather remain hidden.

Duration: 2 hours with interval

Emma Rice uses her imaginative storytelling to create a show that will warm your heart on a chilly day.

Laura Elliot
Programme Director

A Shakespeare’s Globe and Bristol Old Vic co-production

From the stories by Hans Christian Andersen
Writer and Co-Adaptor Joel Horwood
Director and Co-Adaptor Emma Rice
Designer Vicki Mortimer

Book Tickets

A Shakespeare’s Globe and Bristol Old Vic co-production

Captioned performance Wed 14 Feb 7.30pm
Audio described performance Sat 17 Feb at 2pm | Touch Tour at 12.30pm

Age guideline: 8+. This show contains some upsetting themes - if you would like more information please email the box office.

  • An out-and-out triumph. Endlessly inventive, gloriously silly, poignant, topical, edifying.
       
    WhatsOnStage
  • An exquisite spell of a show...irreverent and funny
       
    Daily Telegraph
  • Theatre to snuggle down into on a frosty night
       
    Guardian

People Who Booked The Little Matchgirl (and other happier tales) Also Booked For...

  • Leaf

    Sat 17 Mar

    Join us as we tell the life story of a very special leaf in this warm, intimate and playful new piece for under 3s inspired by nature and the seasons. Framed within an evocative soundscape, this is the perfect introduction to theatre for the very young. At the end of the performance, children are invited onto the stage to play among the leaves and explore a landscape created by the chan...

  • Glisten

    Sat 31 Mar

    Glisten is an interactive performance for babies aged 0 to 18 months and their grown-ups. The audience are taken on a gentle and immersive journey exploring the world of reflective materials, wrapped up in a soundscape of evocative yet laid-back music. Watch as the empty space of the theatre fills with colour, sounds and surprises, creating a sensory landscape ready to explore after th...

  • One Small Step

    Thu 5 - Sun 8 , Wed 11 - Sun 15 Apr

    Check your oxygen, adjust your space, suit and buckle up for the biggest mission of your life… …the ignition sequence has begun. 5 seconds and counting... 385,000 kilometres from home... 2 superpowers in the ultimate tussle... 1 giant leap for mankind. Following five-star rave reviews across UK and international tours where it was seen by more than 19,000 people, One Small Step return...

We use cookies on this website to improve how it works and how it’s used.

Accept & Continue