A family show inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story, The Little Match Girl will be performed at the Swindon Arts Centre on Sunday. (3)

It tells the tale of a little girl struggling in the snowy streets on London on the last night of the year. She is selling matches, and in a vain attempt to stay warm she strikes one, then a second and a third. Each time the flame blazes, it transports her – and the audience – into fantastic Christmas visions, reflections of her hopes and dreams.

A heart-warming play by The Last Baguette, this is a humorous and poignant performance using physical comedy, visual story-telling and live music to reinterpret Andersen’s classic tale.

Written by award-winning playwright TA Woodsmith, and directed by Susana Alcantud, the play is entertaining, accessible and eccentric.

The Last Baguette is the company in residence at the Pound Arts Centre in Corsham. They have performed in the UK, France, Switzerland and Canada, and the company was formed around a shared love of theatre, bakery and humour in Paris by graduates of the Philippe Gaulier and Jacques Locoq schools.

The play begins at 2pm and tickets are £12.50, with a family offer of four tickets for £40.

To book, call 01793 524481 or visit swindontheatres.co.uk.