A family show for Christmas inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s traditional fairy tale
“Her little hands were almost numbed with cold. Oh! a match might afford her a world of comfort, if she only dared take a single one out of the bundle, draw it against the wall, and warm her fingers by it…”
London. The last evening of the year. The snow is falling. A little girl struggles fiercely through the dark streets. In a vain attempt to stay warm she strikes a match, then a second and third. In the fatal cold the flames blaze to life and the friendly flickering fire guides her to fantastic Christmas visions. With each strike we are transported into her hopes and dreams.
The Last Baguette was formed in Paris by graduates of the Philippe Gaulier and Jacques Lecoq schools. The theatre they make is entertaining, accessible and eccentric.
The visual storytelling and live music in this magical show, shines a light on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic winter tale.