THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL
A dance theatre adaptation after Hans Christian Andersen, Arthur Pita's production has been applauded by audiences and critics alike. For four years it has been the Sadler's Wells Lilian Bayliss Christmas show, plus touring China, Taiwan and several UK tours.
Directed & choreographed by Arthur Pita
Music composed & performed by Frank Moon
Designed by Yann Seabra
Lighting by Ed Yetton
Scored for one live musician (cittern, violin, theramin, ocarina, voice) plus recorded score, and voices of the cast.
'Nonna Luna' - lyrics and voice by Angelo Smimmo.
Commissioned by Jerwood Dance East, 2013. Other performances include Sadler's Wells, Birmingham DanceXchange, Watford Palace Theatre, Nottingham Lakeside, Canterbury Gulbenkian.
"A haunting soundtrack" The Observer
"A one-man orchestra conjuring up a remarkable range of musical textures" Dancetabs
"An original score in absolute harmony with the action on stage.....the music was a significant part of Match Girl‘s deliciously enchanting appeal......an audio character which added perception and much colour to the production." InSuffolk
"Crucial to maintaining the mood is Frank Moon’s fantastic music... Moon is drawn in to the world of the show, sometimes as a kind of incidental street musician, other times as a more direct part of the story... The result is a wonderful meeting of violins and theremins, haunting, Danny Elfman-esque sounds and jolly Christmas tunes." Hippodrome Heather (blog)
"Part of the fascination was the sole musician — and composer —of the work, Frank Moon." Bachtrack
"Key to making the whole thing work is the live soundtrack by multi-instrumentalist Frank Moon, tilting between mischief and melancholy, from bewitching oud melodies to the wobbly sci-fi sounds of the theremin" London Evening Standard
"One of the most sweetly magical family shows I’ve ever seen" The Guardian