From: Gulb Marketing [gulbmarketing_at_kent_dot_ac_dot_uk]

Sent: 23 October 2017 13:48

Subject: The Little Match Girl Press Release


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Arthur Pita presents

The Little Match Girl

Wed 6 - Sun 10 December
Gulbenkian, Canterbury

This festive season, The Little Match Girl comes to the Gulbenkian from Wednesday 6 - Sunday 10 December 2017. With magical songs and beautiful imagery this is a charming wintry tale that will delight audiences.


Following a sell-out season at Sadler's Wells last year, celebrated director and choreographer Arthur Pita returns to Gulbenkian with his magical dance theatre show The Little Match Girl.


Based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic story, this touching tale of an impoverished young street girl's hopes and dreams is beautifully told through dance, song and original music performed live on stage.

A snowy stage sets the scene for an icy cold Christmas Eve. Pacing the darkening streets with just one final match flame to keep her warm, the little amtch girl sees a vision of her beloved Grandmother, who guides her up into the night sky, to the shining moon. Now, on a clear night, if you look closely, you might see the light of a shooting star, or is it a match burning brightly?


Arthur Pita's innovative and spell-binding approach to storytelling has excited huge critical and public acclaim. Recent successes include: A Dream Within A Midsummer Night's Dream for Ballet Black for which he was nominated for the 2014 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance.


Arthur Pita presents The Little Match Girl at Gulbenkian from Wednesday 6 - Sunday 10 December. Tickets: Weekday; ?10 / Schools Groups of 4+ ?8.50pp/ Weekend; ?12 / Schools & Groups of 4+ ?10 / Baby on lap (0-18months) ?1. The show is suitable for ages 4+. For more information and tickets please visit or call 01227 769075.


Press Contact:

For interviews, more information, press tickets and images please contact:
Jess Thomas, Acting Marketing Manager, 01227 827956, j.l.thomas_at_kent_dot_ac_dot_uk

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About Gulbenkian

Gulbenkian is a key part of the University of Kent's Arts Centre offering innovative, engaging and high quality arts activity for and with the public, staff and students. It provides a key role in delivering the University of Kent's commitment to Public Engagement proving an interface between the University and the local and wider community Gulbenkian has a particular commitment to the creative empowerment of children and young people and talent development.


Arts Council England NPO

On 1 April 2015, Gulbenkian became an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. To find out more about this please see the Arts Council England website.?



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Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NB United Kingdom

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