The Little Matchgirl comes to Malvern Theatres this week - The Malvern Observer
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The Little Matchgirl comes to Malvern Theatres this week

Malvern Editorial 19th Mar, 2018

EMMA RICE’S exquisite The Little Matchgirl production comes to Malvern this week 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.

The 7pm performance on Wednesday will be captioned and there will be a relaxed performance on Friday at 1pm.

Relaxed performances are specifically designed for people who find regular performance settings challenging.

The theatre extend a warm welcome to people who feel overwhelmed by the ordinary performance environment.

These relaxed performances are open to anyone who would benefit from a relaxed, non-judgemental atmosphere including, but not limited to, people living with dementia, people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, people with learning difficulties, people with sensory or communication difficulties, parents with young babies and anyone who feels they would benefit from a more supportive and inclusive theatre-going experience.

There will be a guided back stage touch tour on Friday at 11:30am.

This is an opportunity for blind and partially sighted theatre goers to go on-stage and familiarise themselves with the set, costumes, props and to meet cast members to begin associating voices with characters.

The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales will be appearing on stage at Malvern Theatres from Wednesday until Saturday.

Tickets are on sale at the Box Office on 01684 892277 and online at

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