Award-winning writer brings Christmas tale to Lyme Regis

T.A. Woodsmith, winner of the Sunday Times Playwriting Award, is joining forces with The Last Baguette for a family theatre show for Christmas inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s traditional tale, ‘The Little Match Girl’.

The play is set in London on Christmas Eve – the snow is falling and a little girl struggles fiercely through the cold. We follow her throughout the day as she encounters the funny and zany characters of the vibrant city streets.

In an attempt to stay warm she strikes a match, then a second and third. In the cold the flames blaze to life and the flickering fire illuminates her fantastic Christmas visions. With each strike we enter the tumultuous world of her imagination, meeting talking turkeys, dancing rats, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their chattering Christmas tree.

This acclaimed company use visual storytelling, live music and puppetry to shine a light on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic winter tale.

The show will be held at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis on Thursday, December 20 with doors opening at 5.30pm for a 6.30pm start.

Tickets cost £9 for adults, £7 for children and £26 for a family (two adults, two children) in advance, or £11, £9 and £30 on the door, with a 10 per cent discount available for Theatre Friends.

To book, call 01297 442138 or visit the website

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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