Little Match Girl Passion

No-one imagined what beautiful things she had seen...


David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize winning The Little Match Girl Passion combines Hans Christian Anderson’s heart-breaking tale with J.S. Bach’s St Matthews Passion. In a unique presentation of this previously un-staged masterpiece, vocal ensemble, percussion and dancer bring the story of the little match girl to life.

“Artful, sobering...timely stuff”

★ ★ ★ ★
The Guardian



Creative Team:

Composer: David Lang
Director and Designer: Josh Armstrong
Cellist: Oliver Coates
Dancer: Emma Snellgrove
Singers: Nicola Corbishley, Jimmy Holliday, Chris Watson & Clare Wilkinson


Premiered in Glasgow then Edinburgh, 2011