Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage presents Ballo Arthur Pita’s The Little Match Girl
No longer available on Digital Stage
A festive tale to make you think. Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story is brought to life in an enchanting dance film for families.
A snowy stage sets the scene for an icy cold Christmas eve, where the little match girl paces the emptying streets, desperately trying to sell her matches.
Along her journey she encounters kindness and cruelty in a fable about family, friendship and hope.
The traditional tale is brought to life with music, dance and some unusual instruments – look out for the theremin!
There’s also a cast of colourful characters, including the greedy Donnarumma family devouring their Christmas feast, a singing grandmother called Nonna Luna and even a dancing astronaut.
Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story, this production was created for the stage and has been made into a delightful film for everyone to enjoy.
With a powerful message at its heart, The Little Match Girl reminds us of the importance of kindness and to consider those less fortunate than ourselves. ‘Tis the season of goodwill to all!
The specially shot film grabs you immediately…taking you right into the action, letting you really see the characters.
★★★★★ Magical. Wonderfully inventive and poignant.
Director & Choreographer – Arthur Pita
Performers – Corey Annand, Karl Fagerlund Brekke, Frank Moon, Faith Prendergast & Angelo Smimmo
Composer – Frank Moon
Set & Costume Designer – Yann Seabra
Associate Director – Valentina Golfieri
Lighting Designer – Ed Yetton
Relighter – Carly Hook
Production Manager – Mihaly Bekesi
Deputy Stage Manager – Carly Hook
Assistant Stage Manager – Roan Torrance
Executive Producer for Ballo Arthur Pita – Matthew Jones
Admin Producer for Ballo Arthur Pita – Roberta Spicer
Audio Description – Julia Grundy
Marketing & PR for Ballo Arthur Pita – Helen Snell
Originally commissioned by DanceEast
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
This film adaptation is commissioned by Sadler’s Wells
Filmed and edited by TMAX Films