Monday, 4 August 2014

Match UK Tour Announcement. 2014 leg of the tour

photo Chris Collier
Dot and Ethel is delighted to announce its first national tour during Autumn/Winter 2014 - 2015, generously supported by the Arts Council England Grants for the Arts.

Bristol’s freshest Theatre Company will tour Match (inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl), following a hugely successful run in Bristol last year.

Our tour runs from October 2014 to February 2015. We are announcing the 2014 dates today. The 2015 leg includes venues such as The egg, Bath, Bikeshed Theatre Exeter to name but a few.

MATCH dates:

2014 leg of the tour

Sherman Theatre, Cardiff                               27-29 October
Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury 31 October
Canada Southwark Culture Space, London 1 November
The Albany, Deptford                                    9 November
Corn Hall, Diss                                               15 November
The Lowry, Salford                                        30 November
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham                   5-24 December

I am thrilled that Dot & Ethel will be visiting the Albany with Match, as part of our magical Families programme that takes place each Sunday, it promises to be a delightful and charming adventure for all the family”
Gavin Barlow CEO & Artistic Director, The Albany
We’re thrilled that Match is playing at the Everyman Theatre over Christmas.  We have a reputation for providing high quality children’s shows at this special time of year, and have no doubt that Match will enhance that reputation.”
Paul Milton, Artistic Director, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

When a little girl leaves her home one day in search of her own adventure and pursuit of her Granny, she opens the door to voyages, challenges, visions and an unexpected new beginning. 
Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s much loved classic, The Little Match Girl, Match is the enchanting story of a young child’s hopes and dreams; simple pleasures and losses.

Join us for a heart-warming, magical and life affirming tale for all the family. 

Experience beautifully inventive storytelling, puppetry, song and live music in this spellbinding production. Incredibly uplifting and raw, playful and tender, it is pure delight for younger audiences.

Suitable for ages 2 – 6 and their friends and families.

Running time: 50 minutes, no interval


Jade Berks
Jade graduated from Bath Spa University with a Drama degree in 2012.
She went on to play Evelyn in The Shape of Things and Adela in The
House of Bernada Alba working with the Engage program at Theatre Royal
Bath. Since then she has enjoyed exploring all aspects of theatre from
writing to acting. Jade is delighted to be apart of Match on her first
national tour.

Eloise Secker
TRAINING: Ba Hons Actor Musicianship (Rose Bruford)
Recent credits include:
THEATRE: Enduring Song (Southwark Playhouse) The Events (Young Vic) Splosh! (Salisbury Playhouse & UK Tour), Eva (Hightide), Secrets of the Sea (Latitude Festival)
P1XX1E (Rich Mix), Ovid's Metamorphoses (Ed fringe and World Tour) 
RADIO: Murder by Proxy (BBC Radio 4), Gift (BBC Radio 4), Chain Gang (BBC Radio 7) 
CONCERT: Snap Shot Songs (Soloist, Barbican), Sondheim's 80th Prom (Royal Albert Hall)


Director Heidi Vaughan

Designer Harriet de Winton

Movement Director Anna Croxson

Composer Seamus Carey

Puppetry Director Corina Ollett

Devised by the company

Press Reviews
of The Little Match Girl (now MATCH) December 2013

An all-encompassing sensory experience for little ones (…) a truly original, heart-warming family show.
Bristol Post

Simply and cleverly told, that even the youngest of the audience were left spellbound by the magic.”

“The sweetness, the vibrancy and the adventure of Dot and Ethel’s production will sweep you away.”

“This was a treat for young theatre-goers and an example of the power of imagination and memory.
Bristol Culture

Match UK Tour 2014 - 2015 Booking Information

27,28  (2 shows a day 11am and 2pm) 29 October (11am, 2pm, 5pm)
Sherman Theatre.
029 2064 6900

31 October (1 show 1am)
Salisbury Playhouse
01722 320117

1 November  
Canada Southwark (2 shows 1pm, 3pm)
020 7525 2931S

9 November
The Albany, London (2 shows 1pm, 3pm)
020 8692 4446

15 November 
Corn Hall, Diss (1 show 2pm)
01379 652241

30 November  
The Lowry,  (2 shows 1pm and 3pm)
0843 208 6000

5 – 24 December  
5th- 11:30am
6th- 10 am, 11:30 am
7th- 2pm, 4pm
10th- 10 am, 11:30 am
11th- 10 am
12th - 10 am, 11;30 am
16th- 10 am, 11;30 am
17th- 10 am, 11:30 am
18th- 10 am
19th- 10 am,11:30 am
20th- 11:30 am
22nd- 10 am, 11:30 am, 1:45pm
23rd- 10am,11:30 am, 1:45pm
24th- 10 am, 11:30 am, 1:45pm
Cheltenham Everyman
01242 572573

Social Media/Youtube and Website

Match Trailer

Twitter: @DotandEthel


Grant support from Arts Council England: Grants for the Arts.

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