Little Match Girl heads to Southbank

Cabaret performer Meow Meow is presenting a special version of the classic Little Match Girl story at London's Southbank over the Christmas period.

The production is a unique adaption of the popular Hans Christian Anderson tale and is perfect for families enjoying London getaways.

Directed by Marion Pitts and featuring music by Iain Grandage and the Wild Dog Orchestra, the show promises to be a thrilling and magical experience until it closes on December 30th.

Audience members are encouraged to take part in the storytelling and the playlist features a number of classic musical pieces by Cole Porter, The Magnetic Fields and Wagner.

Reaction to the show has been very positive and the production has come directly from Australia, where it sold out so people wanting to go are advised to book their tickets as soon as possible.

An Evening Standard review explained: "There are not many women who can stun an audience into pin-drop silence with an exquisitely delivered torch song one moment and rock the rafters with laughter the next. Meow Meow is that rare combination – devilishly funny bones and heavenly vocal chords."

The show is on at the Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall and seat prices range from £15 to £30, with discounts available for concessions.

London's Southbank is embracing the festive spirit with a special Christmas market running until Christmas Eve.  The market is perfect for those looking for a last-minute treat and consists of a number of wooden huts along the Queen's Walk along the river, selling a selection of gifts, food and drink. There are also carol singers performing on the banks of the Thames to entertain shoppers and passer-bys.

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