The Tinderbox

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DOI: 10.5040/9781911501558.00000026
Acts: 5. Scenes: 6. Roles: Male (12) , Female (4) , Neutral (2)

A play with songs for all the family, suitable for both Christmas and all year round.

Jonas, a handsome young soldier, discovers treasure beyond his wildest dreams when he finds a tinderbox which gives him power beyond other mortals. The Tinderbox is an epic journey tale, from rags to riches, though war, political intrigue, the depths of despair to the heights of love and passion. It is a classic everyman tale inspired by the Hans Andersen story but not a copy of it. This version of the tale reflects Andersen’s own life as he searched for fame and fortune. Jonas’s adventures explore friendship, betrayal and the importance of ‘staying true’ to one’s values. Exciting and touching, the story includes a fantastical range of characters – a witch, a king, a beautiful opera singer and a dog with eyes as big as saucers.

From The Classic Fairytales 2

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Aurora Metro Books

Charles Way and Tony Graham

ISBN: 9780955156670

Series: Aurora Metro Books

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