The Little Match Girl — Ballo Arthur Pita

17 - 27 December 2020 Please note these performances have been cancelled

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Please note these performances have been cancelled. This page will be removed once all bookers have been contacted.

The hit production has been amplified for Sadler’s Wells stage this Christmas.

Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story, Arthur Pita presents a beautiful recreation of The Little Match Girl through dance, song and Frank Moon’s live atmospheric music. Perfect for the whole family this festive season.

On an icy cold Christmas Eve in an imaginary Italian town, the little match girl wanders the streets with just one final match to keep her warm. Journey with her as she encounters moments of true kindness and sheer malice in an endlessly imaginative world.

We talked to The Little Match Girl Director, Arthur Pita to ask him some questions about the upcoming production and how the show has been amplified for the Sadler's Wells stage. Read the full Q&A's here.

Performances will be in strict compliance with UK Government guidance. More information can be found here.

★★★★★ "A joyous spectacle"
★★★★★ "Perfectly spell-binding"
★★★★ "Charmingly eccentric and marvellously magical"
★★★★ "Gleeful and wonderfully unexpected"
★★★★ "Adults should beg, borrow or steal a child to take to this funny and moving production. Or simply take themselves"

Audience comments on socially distanced performances:

“I really think this was the best set up I have experienced since the re-opening after the lockdown. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sadler’s Wells to anyone.”

“The whole process was incredibly well thought through and shows it can be done.”

“I was very impressed with Sadler’s Wells' professionalism. Top marks for feeling very, very safe.”

“I think Sadler's Wells did an excellent job. It actually felt safer than being on the street or in shops.”

Commissioned by DanceEast

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

In line with government guidance, Sadler’s Wells continues to present performances to socially distanced audiences. Read more