Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
As Black Friday and New Year bashes grow exponentially, child poverty in the UK is on the rise. The Little Match Girl may have her origins in the Victorian era and snow flecked tales of Hans Christian Andersen but that child can still be found today in most towns and cities across the country today.
Got your tickets yet for one of this Christmas’ must-see stage shows, the one that gave us the Christmas single Mistletoe and Wine? Check out our bumper gallery of behind-the-scenes rehearsal photos of The Little Match Girl, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic short story, coming to the Tabard Theatre this December. Then get booking!
When the tale of The Little Match Girl comes up in conversation it is met with smiles and nostalgia for being a poignant childhood story. Hans Christian Andersen’s original tale about child poverty in the 19th century can be a tough moral lump to swallow – the sad ending of The Little Match Girl remains etched in your mind.