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The Tinderbox

Charing Cross Theatre, London

The Tinderbox - Charing Cross Theatre, London

Important Information: 3+ all kids need a separate ticket. No babes in arms.

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  • The Tinderbox - Charing Cross Theatre

This Christmas, audiences at the Charing Cross Theatre in central London will be able to revisit the Hans Christian Andersen folk tale The Tinderbox as a new adaptation is brought to the stage. Adapted for audiences by Mandy Holliday, this production will delight families as a classic story is brought to life, mixing some comic moments with an array of colourful characters and ensuring a memorable time at the theatre.

The Tinderbox introduces us to the character of Brian the Brave, plus the item of the title. Brian is a soldier and happens upon the tinderbox when he returns from the war, utilising the device to help him to find his true love.

Though this is a recent adaptation, the history of The Tinderbox goes back centuries. The story by Hans Christian Andersen was published back in 1835, but the tale itself is even older, having been told to Andersen when he was a child. Since its Danish publication, however, it has since taken on new life and has been retold around the world.

And this time it is the turn of Mandy Holliday to tell it. The performer, who will also take on a part in The Tinderbox, has previously appeared on the stage and screen, with roles in film versions of well known West End shows. These include The Phantom Of The Opera from 2004, Les Misérables from 2013 and Sweeney Todd from 2007.

The Tinderbox joins a host of seasonal shows suitable for younger audiences when it opens at the Charing Cross Theatre, with The Railway Children continuing at the King’s Cross Theatre and The Snowman making its annual appearance at the Peacock Theatre.

The Hans Christian Andersen tale runs at the Charing Cross Theatre from Tuesday 15th December 2015 (previews from Saturday 12th December 2015).

Show & Venue Information

Charing Cross Theatre
Charing Cross Theatre
(formerly New Players Theatre), The Arches, Villiers Street

Booking From

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Booking To

Sunday, 03 January 2016

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