The Little Match Girl | Ballo Arthur Pita

Experience Arthur Pita’s magical storytelling in this enchanting dance-theatre production of The Little Match Girl.

On an icy cold Christmas eve in an imaginary Italian town, the little match girl wanders the streets with just one final match to keep her warm. Along her journey she encounters kindness and cruelty in a fable about family, friendship and hope.

Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story, beautifully reimagined through dance, song and Frank Moon’s atmospheric music, The Little Match Girl will enthral children and adults alike.

Produced by Ballo Arthur Pita.
Originally commissioned by DanceEast.
Supported using funding through Arts Council England.

★★★★★ “Magical. Wonderfully inventive and poignant” – The Observer

★★★★ “Adults should beg, borrow or steal a child to take to this funny and moving production. Or simply take themselves” – The Guardian


Fri 15 - Sun 17 Dec
Tickets from £16, Concessions £12, Family Ticket £45
Suitable for ages 5+

Fri 15 December 7:30PM
Sat 16 December 2:30PM
Sat 16 December 7:30PM
Sun 17 December 2:30PM


DanceEast, Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich, IP4 1DW




15/12/2023 - 17/12/2023