The little match girl

(H.C. Andersen)

La Pequeña Cerillera de C. Franck

Teatro Real - Madrid (Spain)

Teatro Arriaga - Bilbao (Spain)


Première February 13, 2014

In many ways, The Little Matchgirl is a modern story. Poverty continues to prevent children in half the world from enjoying their childhood, many of them forced to work without rest. The adaptation of the story for this production focuses on some of its most positive values- our will to overcome difficulties, our use of fantasy to invent other worlds, and travel as an essential component of our inner transformation.

Although Hans Christian Andersen’s familiar tale is quite sad, the underlying idea of this production was to highlight the power of love, hope and above all, the beauty embodied in the character of the little match seller who uses her imagination to free herself from the shackles of a dark, oppressive reality.

Creative team


Musical Direction and Piano: Alexis Delgado

Violin: Marta Morán

Director: Rita Cosentino

Artwork and Projections: Jorge Arranz

Set Design: Ricardo Sánchez Cuerda

Costumes: Tiziana Magris

Lighting: Lía Alves

Music and Ambiance: Gabriel Skármeta

Cast


The girl: Uxía Gonzalvo

Ticket inspector: Maximo Esteban

Andersen: Joseba Pinela

Based on the story of the same name by H. C. Andersen
Music: Sonata for piano and violin by César Franck

La Pequeña Cerillera de C. Franck
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La Pequeña Cerillera de C. Franck
La Pequeña Cerillera de C. Franck
La Pequeña Cerillera de C. Franck
La Pequeña Cerillera de C. Franck

Photography: Javier del Real

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Collaborations

Teatro Colón Buenos Aires, Teatro Real Madrid, Teatro Avenida Buenos Aires, Teatro Argentino La Plata, Teatro Arriaga Bilbao, Teatro Fernán Gómez Madrid, Teatro Principal Alicante, Grand Théâtre Aix en Provence, Theâtre du Châtelet Versailles, Theater Kleineshaus Basel, Theater An der Wien Vienna, Philharmonie Paris, Thèâtre Le Volcan in Le Havre, Teatro la Zarzuela Madrid, Juan March Foundation Madrid, Teatro Auditorio Cuenca, Sala Sec Barcelona, Castell Peralada, Teatros del Canal en Madrid, San Lorenzo del Escorial Auditorium Madrid, University Carlos III Auditorium Madrid, Spain Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, Tres Cantos Main Hall Madrid, International Festival of Santander, Museum of Romanticism Madrid, among others.

Rita Cosentino - Directora de Escena
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