TALES FROM HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN

16 OCTOBER - 6 NOVEMBER | ST NICOLAS' CHURCH, GUILDFORD

Based on original stories by Hans Christian Andersen

Adapted by Ant Stones | Directed by Charlotte Conquest | Designed by Neil Irish | Original Music & Lyrics by Tom Jack Merivale | Sound by Matt Eaton | Lighting by Mark Dymock | Movement by Indiana Lown-Collins

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"Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale"

A cold autumn evening, the slate grey streets awash with leaves and rain.

A young girl, her worldly belongings in a small rucksack, takes refuge in an old church. In her hands she cradles her only friend. Into this solitary world comes a warm-hearted gentleman. Together, and with the help of a box of matches, they ignite their imaginations and take us on a musical journey of discovery full of light and laughter.

The tales of Hans Christian Andersen are some of the most-treasured stories we have all grown up with: The Ugly Duckling, The Little Match-Girl, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Princess and the Pea, Thumbelina... the list is endless, and their delight continues.

This autumn we're bringing seven of them to life in a brand new stage adaptation with original music and lyrics, in the evocative setting of Guildford's St Nicolas' Church.

Our latest show reunites the team behind our 5-STAR Grimms' Fairy Tales: director CHARLOTTE CONQUEST, GSC's associate playwright ANT STONES, composer TOM JACK MERIVALE, lighting designer MARK DYMOCK and sound designer MATT EATON. With them are set and costume designer NEIL IRISH and INDIANA LOWN-COLLINS as movement director.

Join us for an enchanting experience as we bring these classic fantasy stories colourfully to life for all ages.

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AGE SUITABLILITY? We would say ages 5/6 upwards, and anticipate the show running for approximately 2 hours, though we will confirm this nearer the time.

COMPANY

ARTISTIC TEAM

Adaptor - ANT STONES

Director - CHARLOTTE CONQUEST

Set & Costume Designer - NEIL IRISH

Composer & Lyrist - TOM JACK MERIVALE

Lighting Designer - MARK DYMOCK

Sound Designer - MATT EATON

Movement Director & Assistant Director - INDIANA LOWN-COLLINS

Assistant Designer - ANETT BLACK

Company Stage Manager - BETH MANN

DATES, TIMES & TICKETS

Saturday 16 October - Saturday 06 November
Monday & Tuesday evenings 6.30pm
Wednesday - Saturday evenings 7.30pm
Matinees 2.30pm: 16, 23, 27, 28, 30 October & 03, 06 November

No performances Sundays

Relaxed Performance Saturday 30 October 2.30pm
Audio Described Performance Saturday 06 November 2.30pm

Running Time, including interval: 2 hrs 30 mins(approx.)

VENUE: St Nicolas' Church, Bury Street, Guildford

TICKETS

Full £26.50
Concession £23.50 (Over 65, Equity, Students, Jobseekers, Reg. Disabled*)
Children under 16 £16.50
Previews £18.50/£16.50 (Saturday 16 October 2.30pm & 7.30pm)
Family (2 full, 2 children) £78

*Essential companion free of charge; call the Box Office for details

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