The Little Match Girl Buxton Opera House

The Little Match Girl at Buxton Opera House

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From the Story by Hans Christian Andersen and Other Storytellers.

A Shakespeare’s Globe and Bristol Old Vic Co-Production.

Emma Rice’s ‘exquisite’ (Daily Telegraph) production comes to Buxton Opera House following its critically acclaimed premiere at Shakespeare’s Globe

As our destitute heroine struggles to survive, she strikes her matches to keep warm. Each match will conjure a new story, a new vision, and we will hold her hand as we tumble down the rabbit hole together. Inspired by the beautiful and devastatingly sad Hans Christian Andersen taleThe Little Match Girl, and combining Andersen’s other tales, The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and ThumbelinaThe Little Matchgirl (and Other Happier Tales) reveals a spellbinding world of magic and mystery.

The Little Match Girl Buxton Opera HouseThe Little Match Girl Buxton Opera House

Steeped in the metaphor and meaning that runs through the veins of Andersen’s enduring stories, this will be a night to delight, transport and surprise. For adults and brave children alike, expect music, puppetry, dark magic… and perhaps some modern truths that we would all rather remain hidden.

The Little Match Girl Buxton Opera House The Little Match Girl Buxton Opera House

“An out-and-out triumph. Endlessly inventive, gloriously silly, poignant, topical, edifying.”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★


“Theatre to snuggle down into on a frosty night.”

★ ★ ★ ★

The Guardian

The Little Match Girl runs from 6th – 10th March 2018 at Buxton Opera House, Water Street, Buxton, SK17 6XN

Tickets are priced at £18 – £25.

Age guidance: Ages 8 & over only

To purchase tickets and for more information call the Box Office on 01298 72190 or visit