Little Matchgirl (The)
Twiggy, Roger Daltrey, Paul Daneman, Jimmy Jewel and Stratford Johns star in this Emmy-nominated musical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's poignant tale. One of the definitive Christmas stories, this well-loved version of The Little Matchgirl features the immortal festive hit Mistletoe and Wine, co-written by Jeremy Paul for the stage play, Scraps, on which this production is based.
Christmastime brings little joy to the poor of Victorian London. Cold and hungry, with no gifts to exchange, they cannot afford to stop work, even on Christmas Day. Life is like that for the Little Matchgirl. She roams the streets selling matches for a penny a bundle, and those pennies have to keep her and her ragged father. They have known better times; but her mother, a singer in the music halls, died when the Matchgirl was very young, and life has since treated her harshly.
Then, one day, she strikes one of her matches to keep warm and discovers in the flame a magic world. A world where she can go anywhere, and do anything... even fall in love.
- Number of Discs
- 1.33:1 / Colour
- Mono / English
- 2 / PAL
- 80 mins approx