An out-and-out triumph. Endlessly inventive, gloriously silly, poignant, topical, edifyingWhatsOnStage
Theatre to snuggle down into on a frosty nightGuardian
Emma Rice’s ‘exquisite’ (Daily Telegraph) production comes to Chichester 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 the beautiful and devastatingly sad Hans Christian Andersen tale, The Little Matchgirl, and combining Andersen’s other tales, The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and Thumbelina, The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales reveals 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.
Prologue members tickets on sale
Saturday 16 September