'Meow Meow's voice is a rare pleasure, rich in musicality, always present and expressive, turning on a dime from stomping razzle-dazzle to heartbreaking vulnerability.' **** (Time Out)
Little Match Girl has 'fierce intelligence, genuine heart and a heady recklessness.' **** (The Guardian)
Meow Meow 'has star quality to burn. Quick-witted, egotistical and self-deprecating by turn, she's the flame - the audience mere moths.' **** (Metro)
'There is nothing that this woman cannot do. Her voice is astonishing. She is a fine and nimble dancer. She is very funny.' **** (The Telegraph)
'She has a voice to break the most unwilling heart and a feeling for words that smashes through cynicism.' **** (The Times)
'This ambitious show defies categorisation. So don't sit at home playing games, get out and enjoy it.' **** (Evening Standard)
Meow Meow invites you to the UK premiere of this deliciously dark twist on the classic winter tale.
After her starring role Kneehigh Theatre's West End hit 'The Umbrellas of Cherbourg', international cabaret sensation Meow Meow comes to Southbank Centre this Christmas with a sizzling show that will defrost even the coldest of hearts.
Hans Christian Andersen's bittersweet fable is a springboard into the wilder realms of theatrical possibility. As our despairing Match Girl staves off the cruel cold of winter with her dwindling supply of flames, she carves a tuneful trail with claws of humour and heartache, pathos and irreverence.
Collaborating with Australia's Malthouse Theatre Artistic Director Marion Potts, composer Iain Grandage, the Wild Dog Orchestra and the ever-dexterous Chris Ryan, Meow Meow and her team create a fantastical flight of fancy with the darkest of edges.
'Little Match Girl' received rave reviews during its sold-out run at Sydney Festival earlier this year and also won three Helpmann Awards (the Australian version of the Olivier Awards) for Best Cabaret Performer (Meow Meow), Best Musical Direction (Iain Grandage), and Best Lighting Design (Paul Jackson). This UK premiere runs for 21 performances only.
For ages 15+
Praise for Meow Meow and Little Match Girl
'Witness the birth of a new star. She is sensational.' ***** (The Times)
'Simply electric.' ***** (Time out, Sydney)
'Meow Meow is that rare combination - devilishly funny bones and heavenly vocal chords.' **** (London Evening Standard)
'Cabaret diva of the highest order' (The New York Post)
Fancy getting even closer to the action? Catwalk seats are top price seats in an unreserved seating area at the front, closest to the stage.
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BSL-interpreted performance - Thursday 20 December, 7.30pm. Delivered by Jacqui Beckford.
Audio described performance - Sunday 23 December, 2pm. Delivered by VocalEyes, with a touch tour from 1pm - 1.30pm.
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