A captivating twist on an original tale’

Written and Directed by Jacqueline Avery

Co Director:  Peter John Cooper 

Cast: Jessica Chloe Young, Laurence Aldridge, John Hatiemmanuel & Jane McKell,

Design; Jacqueline Avery & Sam Lovett

Animation: Thomas Hughes 

Music: Joe Butcher 

Toured autumn 2015

Tinderbox– This new play gives a classic Hans Christian Andersen tale an illuminating Jurassic Coast twist, and AsOne AsCend ensemble add heart and soul dusted with humour. A war-torn soldier and an obstinate princess – aided by three unearthly dogs, a strange and wizened woman with a magic tinderbox – discover the unbreakable bonds of true love. ‘tinderbox’ is an audio-visual treat to thrill all the family. Powerful physical storytelling; puppetry; shadow play and animated imagery – accompanied by live, original music and song – combine to create a spell-binding experience whatever your age.

“AsOne ensemble is puts the magic back into family theatre”

“Spellbinding – a very talented cast”


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John Hatziemmanuel
Jessica Chloe Young
Laurence Aldridge
Laurence Aldridge
Jane McKell
Jane McKell