Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage presents Ballo Arthur Pita’s The Little Match Girl
Available to rent from Tuesday 1 November 2022 at 12:00 pm (noon) GMT
Available to rent for £3.50
Audio described version and closed captions available
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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!
★★★★ inventive and absorbing piece of family theatre
The Little Match Girl’s 60 minutes are packed with dance invention — lots of feathery footwork
FINANCIAL TIMES – Louise Levene
★★★★ funny, emotive and effortlessly moving
satisfied sighs ring around the audience
TIME OUT – Miriam Gillinson
THE EVENING STANDARD – Lynsey Winship
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
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