Seasonal light and darkness in illuminating Matchgirl



The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales
Bristol Old Vic
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IN MANY ways, this production of some of Hans Christian Anderson’s best-known stories is traditional Christmas fare, complete with witty rhyming couplets, bright inventive costumes, song, dance and audience interaction and a spattering of jokes.
But it is so much more. The Matchgirl, a mute war refuge, is a vulnerable puppet who burns her matches to conjure up other stories narrated by a music-hall performer and his vaudevillian troupe.
Each tale, decreasing in length as the matches burn less brightly, reflects current... read more

 
14 December 2017 in Regional, Views: 63
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