02 December 2016
£8, £6 children, £25 family
A beautiful christmas tale, bringing ideas of togetherness, family and imagination. Promoting creativity through recycled objects and showing an alternative, non-commercial Christmas, putting the idea of togetherness, family and imagination at the forefront of christmas celebrations. This masked performance tells the story of a little polish girl, Helda and a rich diplomat’s son, Jurgen, who break down class barriers on Christmas Eve. Like the heroine in Hans Christian Andersen’s, ‘The Little Matchgirl’, Helda is cold and alone on Christmas eve. She may be poor, but her imagination is filled with her grandfather’s folk tales taught to her through the enchanting voice of the cello. Jurgen is surrounded by beautifully wrapped presents but needs a friend to make his everyday magical. Once he has invited Helda to warm herself by the fire, she takes him on a journey of imagination and creation. When the clock strikes midnight and the silver moon is high in the air, they will never be the same again…. An imaginative and touching story, Jurgen learns that friendship cannot be bought and that imagination is the dearest thing to us. Using live music, masked play, shadow puppetry and movement, the aim of this show is to promote creativity through recycled objects and to show an alternative non-commercial Christmas, as well as touching on themes of difference, friendship and solidarity. Presented by Compagnie Animotion. Suitable for ages 4 – 11 years
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