A family show for Christmas inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's traditional tale of the Little Match Girl comes to Swindon next week.

On Sunday, December 3, from 2pm at the Swindon Arts Centre, Devizes Road, Old Town, the fairytale is presented by The Last Baguette Theatare COmkpany.

The Wiltshire based company bring theatre artists from around the world to work at Pound Arts in Corsham to create high quality touring theatre.

The Little Match Girl will tour throughout December to theatres, arts centres, village hall and libraries In Wiltshire. The Last Baguette use visual storytelling, live music and puppetry in this winter's tale. The script is written by T. A. Woodsmith, winner of the Sunday Times Playwriting Award.

The Last Baguette are company in residence at Pound Arts, Corsham and make fast-paced, irreverent physical comedy. Their work is entertaining, accessible and eccentric. In 2016 the company toured Dracula, a Terrifying Comedy.

Thge story follows Alice, a match seller in Victorian London, as she meets a variety of characters. When Alice is cold, she strikes a match and enters a fantastic world of her imagination, with talking turkeys, dancing rats, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and a chattering Christmas tree.

The Last Baguette specialise in creating touring work that can be performed in a wide variety of venues.

'We are performing in local libraries and village halls as well as theatres, because we believe it is important that everyone has access to high quality theatre, no matter your geographic or economic situation” said Sidney Robb, producer.

Wiltshire tour dates include Bradford on Avon and Warminster Libraries, village halls in Minety and Hullavington, Swindon Arts Centre and the Pound, Corsham. The company will also be performing further afield with shows in Devon, Dorset, Cornwall and the West Midlands, as well as at the Mission Theatre in Bath.

The project is supported by Arts Council England, Corsham Town Council, The Wallace Curzon Charitable Trust, The Jack Lane Trust and Wiltshire Council through the Local Youth Networks.

For tickets visit https://swindontheatres.co.uk/Online/tickets-the-little-match-girl-swindon-2017 Website: www.thelastbaguette.com

Trailer: https://youtu.be/Az8nddV8UuE