Plays Directory : The Little Match Girl

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Hans Christian Andersen
  • Written
    1845
  • Overview
    On a cold New Year’s Eve, a poor girl tries to sell matches in the street. She is freezing badly, but she is afraid to go home because her father will beat her for not selling any matches. She takes shelter in a nook and lights the matches to warm herself. In their glow, she sees several lovely visions including a Christmas tree and a holiday feast. The girl looks skyward, sees a shooting star, and remembers her deceased grandmother saying that such a falling star means someone died and is going into Heaven. As she lights her next match, she sees a vision of her grandmother, the only person to have treated her with love and kindness. She strikes one match after another to keep the vision of her grandmother nearby for as long as she can. The child dies and her grandmother carries her soul to Heaven. The next morning, passers-by find the dead child in the nook, with rosy red cheeks and a smile on her face. They express sadness at her death and the burnt-out matches she must have used to warm herself, but they cannot know the wonderful visions she saw in her final moments or how gloriously she is celebrating the New Year with her grandmother.

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2 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Adam Sherrard
Adam Sherrard
Director
2019, Ensemble Member
University of Huddersfield
Roan Torrance
Roan Torrance
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Sound Technician/Book Cover
Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells
Corey Annand
Corey Annand
Dancer
2019, the Little Match Girl
The Lillian bayliss sadlers wells and touring UK and internationally
Elisa Sif
Elisa Sif
Deputy Stage Manager
2019, Assistant Stage Manager and Costume Supervisor
Sadler's Wells Theatre and Norwich Playhouse
Elizabeth Croucher
Elizabeth Croucher
Child Actor
2019, Match Girl
Stratford upon Avon Victorian Market
Sophia Khan
Sophia Khan
Wardrobe Supervisor
2018, Wigs/ Wardrobe
Bristol Old Vic
Sandra Szaron
Sandra Szaron
Stage Manager
2018, Stage Manager
Tabard Theatre
Natasha Louise Hughes
Natasha Louise Hughes
Wardrobe Assistant
2018, Wardrobe Assistant
Julia Faulkner
2018, Mrs Roberts / Winifred / Vagrant
The Tabard Theatre
Jay Jones
Jay Jones
Sound Designer
2017, Associate Sound Designer
Charlotte Christensen
2017, Liza
The Tabard Theatre
Leon Smith
Leon Smith
Technical Stage Manager
2017, Production LX
Various UK, China and Taiwan.
Rob Hadden
Rob Hadden
Actor
2017, Jebb/Mr Fairbrother
Tabard Theatre
Ian McCurrach
2017, Butler / Pie Seller
The Tabard Theatre
Carter Cordwell
Carter Cordwell
Prop Maker
2017, Puppet Maker
Touring
Ben Morrison
Ben Morrison
Lighting Designer
2017, Lighting Designer
Tabard Theatre Chiswick
Carrie-Ann Stein
Carrie-Ann Stein
Set Designer
2017, Costume Designer/Supervisor
Tabard Theatre
Jack Ayres
Jack Ayres
Actor
2017, Arthur
Tabard Theatre
Emily Whiting
2017, Charlotte
Kathryn Hamilton-Hall
2017, Nan, Elsie, Maud
Tabard Theatre

Alternative Names

Little Match Girl