THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL
A family show for Christmas inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s traditional tale.
London. Christmas Eve. The snow is falling. A little girl struggles fiercely through the cold. We follow her throughout the day as she encounters the funny and zany characters of the vibrant city streets.
In an attempt to stay warm she strikes a match, then a second and third. In the cold the flames blaze to life and the flickering fire illuminates her fantastic Christmas visions. With each strike we enter the tumultuous world of her imagination, meeting talking turkeys, dancing rats, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and their chattering Christmas tree.
In this touching, madcap and heart-warming Christmas show, The Last Baguette use visual storytelling, live music and puppetry to shine a light on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic winter tale.
“Such a great show…expert physical comedy and storytelling from The Last Baguette” – Gemma Alldred, Programme Manager, Bridport Arts Centre
We were delighted to welcome back to Wadhurst, Farnham Maltings Touring Theatre with their show
A 90 minute theatrical event with music, woven around the arrival of rural electrification; exploring love, progress and change in a bright new world.
As with their past shows, Farnham Maltings left us smiling – they never fail to please.
OUR JUNE'S WEDDING
Our June’s Wedding was performed by the wonderful Theatre Exchange at Wadhurst Parish Church and in the Wadhurst Commemoration Hall.
It’s June’s big day! Time to crack out the bubbly, the overly large hats and grandma’s pearls. This is a proper wedding, the happiest day in any woman’s life…However, what with an overly joyous father of the bride, nervous groom, lost best man, disgruntled mother-in-law-to-be, will it be the fairy tale ending everyone is hoping for?
Gather the children, throw the confetti, and save room for cake – this is going to be one family wedding where all the drama happens to someone else’s family.
“Our June’s Wedding was wonderful. I absolutely loved every minute of it. Thank you for bringing them to Wadhurst.” “Theatre Exchange’s site-specific, immersive show is a lovely, joyful thing”
….revealing just what happens when a glamorous French actress and her hapless assistant stage their own version of Hollywood blockbuster Gladiator.
Gloria Delaneuf is well-versed in mime, mask, and the mysteries of stage-craft. Her UK tour manager Josephine Cunningham is not. Together they have created Gloriator – an awe-inspiring production of bravery, honour…. and costumes made out of cardboard. Russell Crowe may not be available, but they are determined it will be a show you’ll never forget!
Gloriator was developed with support from the Arts Council England and Bristol Old Vic’s Ferment.
Winner of the Critics’ Choice Award at Exeter Ignite in 2014
‘Another sold out show from the Farnham Maltings company.
The Iranian Feast – A play with food from the heart of Persia.
“a celebration of the similarities of family life, no matter where we live and our shared humanness. We sit in their living room with them and experience a family in crisis desperately trying to cling onto what is so dear to them. We are invited and gathered to a family celebration and share a small taste of Persian supper together.”
Join us for ‘The Iranian Feast’ – traditional Persian food prepared by Abbas, his wife and daughter with help from their friends and neighbours. Part thriller, part cookery lesson this is a story of a family working out how life will be in the future. One that is a surprising, uplifting and a celebration of being alive. Going in the pot are fresh herbs, spices, sweet vegetables, and Eli’s mother’s secret ingredient.
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Welcome to Bedford Falls. Welcome to small town America. Welcome to Farnham Maltings Winter show. Frank Capra’s classic 1946 movie needs no introduction. George Bailey, a desperate middle aged clerk discovers the difference he has made to his family, his friends and his home town. (with a little help from Clarence, the apprentice angel)
Winter 2015-2016, Farnham Maltings brought the struggles and joys of 1940’s small town America to the villages and towns of England for a second time. Using their own, inimitable style the company created two hours of theatre that warmed the coldest of places through those long winter nights.
IN PRAISE OF ELEPHANTS
In Praise of Elephants is both a celebration of the greatest animal on the planet and a touching story of a quiet man turning 60 trying to make sense of the world.
Aubrey lives at 34 Mimosa Crescent Aubrey with his sister and niece. Every Thursday afternoon he prepares biscuits made with an elephant shaped cutter. And even though he has never been to Africa, he knows all about the huge, lumbering beasts who can hear with their feet and communicate with their stomachs.
This is a play made especially for village halls. A play full of surprise, music and biscuits about dignity and how the world will be a poorer place when some things are gone.