A new version of Hans Christian Andersen’s famous folk tale, The Tinder Box, promises to delight young audiences and their families at the Charing Cross Theatre with special daytime performances between Saturday December 12 and Saturday January 2.
The Tinder Box, based on a Scandinavian folk tale Andersen learned in his childhood, has been adapted by and features Mandy Holliday, who starred as inkeeper’s wife, Madame Thenardier in the West End production of Les Miserables. She was also in the film of the musical and the big screen adaptations of the stage musicals Sweeney Todd and The Phantom of the Opera.
In The Tinder Box, Brian the Brave, a penniless solider is returning from the war. He acquires a magic tinderbox and embarks on a quest to find his true love. This enchanting, fun-filled musical features an array of wonderful, colourful characters, cleverly combining classical music and story-telling with comedy, lots of audience interaction plus a few surprises along the way! It’s an unmissable treat for the whole family!