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The Little Match Girl - a warming tale for winter

by The Last Baguette theatre company

theatre, children-and-family

A family show for Christmas based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale

about the production

London. Christmas Eve. The snow is falling. A little girl struggles fiercely through the cold. We follow her throughout the day as she encounters the funny and zany characters of the vibrant city streets. In an attempt to stay warm she strikes a match. The flame blazes to life, illuminating fantastic Christmas visions. We meet talking turkeys, dancing rats, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their chattering Christmas tree. In this touching, madcap and heart-warming Christmas show, The Last Baguette use visual story telling, live music and puppetry to shine a light on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic winter tale.

about the artist

The Last Baguette theatre company makes entertaining, accessible and eccentric work for family audiences. The company was formed from a shared love of theatre, bakery and humour in Paris by graduates of the Philippe Gaulier and Jacques Lecoq schools.

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stage dimensions

width: 5 metres

height: 3 metres

depth: 4 metres

Can be performed in theatres, village halls, libraries and community rooms. We tour with our own lighting and sound equipment.

Family audience, suitable for age 4+

The energy and commitment of the company is infectious… This is unique small scale theatre with a great heart

Theatre Bath

Such a great show...expert physical comedy and storytelling from The Last Baguette... It was a beautiful way to finish our programme for Christmas.

Gemma Alldred, Programme Manager, Bridport Arts Centre

The Last Baguette were an absolute joy to work with. Magical storytelling...Our audiences couldn’t get enough of their Christmas Show The Little Match Girl.

Emily Williams, Project Manager/Creative Connector, Libraries Unlimited

This is a physical show with lots of comedy and visual storytelling

We love engaging with audiences of all ages beyond the auditorium. We offer a range of theatre workshops, and would be happy to discuss how we could incorporate education and outreach work to accompany performances. We run the youth theatre at Pound Arts and can offer a variety of theatre workshops to young people. In 2017 the show was accompanied by a series of workshops called Twisted Tales, inviting children and young people to come up with their own modern fairy tales.

We are looking for fixed fees in the region of £650 - £800 per show, depending on distance to travel and whether accommodation is necessary. Workshops are £100 - £200.