Sunday, 5 October 2014

Things to do this half term in Cardiff with children

Magical family fun for little ones this October half term at Sherman Cymru with Hans Christian Andersen inspired story for ages 2-6

Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s much loved classic, The Little Match Girl, Match is the enchanting story of a young child’s hopes and dreams; simple pleasures and losses. Match is a heart-warming, magical and life affirming tale made especially for children aged 2-6 .

And Bristol’s freshest Theatre Company, Dot and Ethel will bringing their Hans Christian Andersen inspired story, Match to the Sherman Theatre from 27- 29 October.

With beautifully inventive storytelling, puppetry, song and live music in this spellbinding production. Incredibly uplifting and raw, playful and tender, it is pure delight for younger audiences.

Match is Dot and Ethel’s first UK production. Founders Harriet De Winton and Heidi Vaughan met while working at the egg, Bath, one of the country’s only theatres entirely focused on making work with and for young people.

Match starts its tour at the Sherman Theatre on 27 October, before touring across all the UK until February 2015. You can find more details on the tour on the Dot and Ethel blog.

Sherman Theatre’s Artistic Director, Rachel O’Riordan said: “The Sherman Theatre has a strong reputation in Cardiff for programming high quality family shows, especially for the very young. Match has been inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl, a story that will capture the imagination of the very young. We are thrilled to be the opening date of this tour and to support this regional theatre company.”

Match will be at Sherman Theatre, Cardiff on 27, 28 (11am and 2pm) and 29 October (11am, 2pm, 4pm). Tickets are £8. For further information and tickets please contact Sherman Theatre on 029 2064 6900 or visit www.shermancymru.co.uk. Match is suitable for ages 2 – 6 and their friends and families. Running time: 50 minutes, no interval.

Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Sherman Cymru. No compensation has been received. All views and opinions contained are my own.

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