Arthur Pita's The Little Match Girl
We went to see this beautiful,mesmerizing performance on saturday afternoon, at our local theatre, Watford Palace Theatre. I was a bit worried that I would blub, as afterall it is one of Hans Christian Andersen's saddest stories and I am prone to weep at Lassie films and the like, but the magical ending really helped! J was unimpressed as there was too much dancing, despite an astronuat and space buggy appearance but the resto of us girls thought it was fabulous; well worth a last minute booking. The music by Frank Moon was very clever and evocative, the dancing, singing and set all wonderful. I am still humming Nonna Luna even now....
The review from the Guardian is here.
It will also play, Exeter, Nottingham and Canterbury and is well worth the visit.
I did find time to refurbish a chair for our newly completed bedroom. Thats is the beauty of Annie Sloan paint, speedy and effective. The fabric is from the new bed headboard. More on that soon. I also remembered to do a before and after picture! The fabric is Laura Ashley's Dalton in French Grey and the seat pad was easier than expected. Stokie Bloke was mildly impressed.
Unprepossesing but only 10£