Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Danielle Kassaraté chatted to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon about starring in Striking 12 at the Union Theatre.
Off-Broadway musical Striking 12, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s short story The Little Match Girl, will be staged at the Union Theatre this Christmas.
Very very very feeble: Martin McDonagh’s latest play, A Very Very Very Dark Matter at the Bridge Theatre, is poorly written, self-plagiarising and lacks imagination.
Martin McDonagh’s new play is a (very) dark fairytale with colonial undertones. Who else’s imagination could put Hans Christian Andersen (Jim Broadbent), a one-legged black pigmy woman called Marjory (Johnetta Eula’Mae Ackles) and two bloody, time-travelling Belgian twins in the same story?
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!
Have you seen the musical that gave us the Christmas single Mistletoe and Wine? The Little Match Girl, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic short story, gets a major London revival this Christmas, directed by the original musical’s composer Keith Strachan. Full cast now announced.
Shakespeare’s Globe has announced Artistic Director Emma Rice’s first Winter season in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. The Wonder Noir Winter season will run at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from the 26th October until the 16th April 2017.
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.