The Little Match Girl

 

A fun, festive twist on this well known tale told through puppetry, song and light play, this is a joyful retelling of a Winter classic.

 

Using their unique combination of visual storytelling, live music and object work, Moon On A Stick transform the stage into a stunning snowy spectacle. This beautiful, playful production, complete with Christmas carols and audience interaction is suitable for ages 3+ providing a perfect alternative to the family pantomime.

 

 

 

It is Christmas Eve, snow litters the ground and the little girl is alone on the streets of London. Our tiny heroine is brave and despite the cold she keeps her spirits up singing to herself and watching the world as she wanders the pavements.

 

She sees Christmas scenes through the windows which sparkle with lights and she hears merry voices singing Christmas carols which echo through the night. She is desperate to get warm and so lights the matches that she has been selling. With each match she finds herself transported by its warmth into the scenes behind the glass. She becomes a part of the  festivities, meeting father Christmas, playing in the snow with a snow man and eating the most delicious feast but with the light of each match they fade and are just beyond reach.

 

With her last match she sees a vision of her grandmother who has passed. Leaving the cold streets behind she is guided up into the sky by her grandmother and they dance together on the moon amongst the stars.

 

On clear nights, if you are lucky enough, you might see a shooting star burning through the sky or could it be the light of a match burning far away?