A family show for Christmas inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s traditional tale

London. Christmas Eve. The snow is falling. A little girl struggles fiercely through the cold. We follow her throughout the day as she encounters the funny and zany characters of the vibrant city streets. In an attempt to stay warm she strikes a match, then a second and third. In the cold the flames blaze to life and the
flickering fire illuminates her fantastic Christmas visions.

With each strike we enter the tumultuous world of her imagination, meeting talking turkeys, dancing rats, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their chattering Christmas tree.

Having delighted audiences in 2017 The Last Baguette return with this touching, madcap and heart-warming Christmas show. The company use their signature style of visual storytelling, live music and puppetry to shine a light on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic winter tale.

A message from the company:

“There is lots of humour and silliness in the show, as Alice meets and gets to know the zany characters of the London streets. We thought a lot about making the end of the show suitable for younger audience members, with a family Christmas feel. At the beginning of the show Alice is looking for her Grandmother, who she has lost, and at the end she finds her. Grandmother is warm and comforting and is going to look after Alice from now on. The end of the show is ambiguous. Parents and children can interpret the image of Alice finding her Grandmother however suits them best.”

Written by T. A. Woodsmith, winner of the Sunday Times Playwriting Award.

“The energy and commitment of the company is infectious… beautiful imagery and memorable moments. This is unique
theatre with a great heart” Theatre Bath

£9 adult / £7 child / £26 family (2 adults and 2 children) advance, £11 adult, £9 child, £30 family on the door.

10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens at 5:30 P.M., starts 6:30 P.M.

Unreserved seating


Online: click on link above

In person:  Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone:  01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply