The Tinderbox - Charing Cross Theatre

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Venue Information
Charing Cross Theatre

Charing Cross Theatre
The Arches, Villiers Street

Seating Plan


(1 min) The theatre is under Charing Cross station; it can be accessed at Cravens Passage just off Villiers Street

Review Summary
Average Rating: 5 out of 5 stars based on 1 review(s)


Latest Review: "Fantastic. Funny and extremely enjoyable with audience participation, The actors were great, song..."

Important Info: Family Ticket Available. Please Call to Book.

The Charing Cross Theatre in central London hosts this holiday show that will introduce younger theatregoers to Hans Christian Andersen’s folk tale The Tinderbox, as adapted by Mandy Holliday. The production will feature Holliday in a lead role and it will likely delight audiences with its mix of colourful characters and comic story-telling. For younger crowds this Christmas, it is not one to be missed.

The focus is on the character of Brian the Brave, a soldier, and the tinderbox of the title. He gets his hands on it when he has returned from the war and uses the box to summon help, which will ultimately find him his true love. Holliday adapts from Andersen’s text, which was originally published back in 1835 and was based on a folk tale he had heard has a child. Over the years since this initial publication in Denmark it has found itself retold around the world, finding new fans wherever it goes.

Mandy Holliday is a performer who has appeared in a whole host of shows on stages around the country, in addition to the feature film versions of The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and Sweeney Todd, to name but a few. With The Tinderbox she has tapped into a folk classic and reintroduced to a new generation, ensuring its tale continues to be passed down through the ages.

The capital has many options for younger audiences this Christmas season and in addition to The Tinderbox, audiences can also see The Railway Children at the King’s Cross Theatre and the annual The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre.

The Tinderbox runs at the Charing Cross Theatre from Tuesday 15th December 2015 (previews from Saturday 12th December 2015).

Show Information
Booking From: Saturday, 12th December 2015
Booking Until: Sunday, 3rd January 2016
Important Info: Family Ticket Available. Please Call to Book.
Show Status: production_closed
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