Arthur Pita's THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL

Frank will be performing his new score live on tour with this magical new production from celebrated director & choreographer Arthur Pita. The score features hand cranked musical box mechanisms playing from paper strips, a theremin, ocarinas, cittern, violin, and the brilliant counter tenor voice of Angelo Smimmo.

Directed & Choreographed by Arthur Pita
Music Composed by Frank Moon
Designed by Yann Seabra
Lighting Designed by Ed Yetton

TOUR DATES:
Jerwood Dance House, Ipswich: 12-24 December 2013
Watford Palace Theatre: 18 January 
Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham: 23 February 
Northcott Theatre, Exeter: 23 March
Gulbenkien, Canterbury: 30 March

Based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic Christmas story, this touching tale of an impoverished young street girl's hopes and dreams is beautifully told through dance, song and original live music. A snowy stage sets the scene for an icy cold Christmas Eve, where the Little Match Girl paces the emptying streets, shivering and desperate, trying to sell her matches. Cold, hungry and with just one final match flame to keep her warm, she sees a vision of her beloved grandmother. Leaving her troubled life behind, the Little Match Girl is guided up into the night sky by her grandmother who takes her to the moon. Now, on a clear night, if you look closely, you might see the light of a shooting star, or is it a match burning brightly?


 

10 comments

  • cazzabazza

    cazzabazza middx

    My sister and I went to see this wonderful performance at the Watford Palace Theatre and were mesmerised by the beautiful music! Is it possible to buy the soundtrack of 'The Little Match Girl' as played by Frank Moon? We loved it!

    My sister and I went to see this wonderful performance at the Watford Palace Theatre and were mesmerised by the beautiful music! Is it possible to buy the soundtrack of 'The Little Match Girl' as played by Frank Moon? We loved it!

  • Frank Moon

    Frank Moon

    Thank you! Really glad you enjoyed it. At the moment it's not possible to buy the soundtrack, as it only exists as a combination of live performance and some prerecorded layers. I will be making a fully recorded version this year however, and I'm hoping it will be available next Christmas when the show comes to Sadlers Wells in London.

    Thank you! Really glad you enjoyed it. At the moment it's not possible to buy the soundtrack, as it only exists as a combination of live performance and some prerecorded layers. I will be making a fully recorded version this year however, and I'm hoping it will be available next Christmas when the show comes to Sadlers Wells in London.

  • Ellie A

    Ellie A Birmingham

    Hi, I went to see the Little Match Girl in Birmingham, and thought the music was incredible. Is it possible to buy the soundtrack? Thanks

    Hi, I went to see the Little Match Girl in Birmingham, and thought the music was incredible. Is it possible to buy the soundtrack? Thanks

  • Ian Allarton

    Ian Allarton Birmingham

    We have met before with the Conservatoire UFQ days and we met again at this amazing show. I very much like your Imagination re your music Frank,Love to work with you sometime.

    We have met before with the Conservatoire UFQ days and we met again at this amazing show. I very much like your Imagination re your music Frank,Love to work with you sometime.

  • frank moon

    frank moon

    Thanks for commenting Ellie! There were plans to make the soundtrack available this Christmas but it's not been possible to arrange the necessary recording sessions yet, so it's going to be a project for 2015 now. If you sign up to the mailing list I will send out a message when it's been recorded and you can get an early copy! Thanks :)

    Thanks for commenting Ellie!
    There were plans to make the soundtrack available this Christmas but it's not been possible to arrange the necessary recording sessions yet, so it's going to be a project for 2015 now. If you sign up to the mailing list I will send out a message when it's been recorded and you can get an early copy!
    Thanks smile

  • frank moon

    frank moon

    Cheers Ian! Good to meet you again at DanceX. Keep in touch!

    Cheers Ian! Good to meet you again at DanceX. Keep in touch!

  • Ester R

    Ester R London

    The show is absolutely wonderful. I saw it twice , and my kids too. Please please release the soundtrack! It's magical...

    The show is absolutely wonderful. I saw it twice , and my kids too. Please please release the soundtrack! It's magical...

  • frank moon

    frank moon

    Thanks Ester! I had planned to release it last Christmas at Sadler's Wells but the venue couldn't support selling it after the show, so it couldn't happen. But hopefully we can organise it for Christmas this year, looks like we'll be back at Sadler's :-)

    Thanks Ester! I had planned to release it last Christmas at Sadler's Wells but the venue couldn't support selling it after the show, so it couldn't happen. But hopefully we can organise it for Christmas this year, looks like we'll be back at Sadler's :-)

  • Nigel Petts

    Nigel Petts Aberystwyth

    We've just got back after a truly magical afternoon watching The Little Match Girl at Abersytwyth Arts Centre. We all fell in love with the whole presentation and would love to know if the sound track is available to buy? I would listen to it over and over again... it really is wonderful!

    We've just got back after a truly magical afternoon watching The Little Match Girl at Abersytwyth Arts Centre. We all fell in love with the whole presentation and would love to know if the sound track is available to buy? I would listen to it over and over again... it really is wonderful!

  • AliMck

    AliMck Cumbria

    What is the language of the singing in the soundtrack of Little Match Girl? I am using the score as a study for a university assignment. Is the soundtrack available yet? (It's nearly December 2015 now) :-)

    What is the language of the singing in the soundtrack of Little Match Girl? I am using the score as a study for a university assignment. Is the soundtrack available yet? (It's nearly December 2015 now) :-)

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