The Match Girl, A Very Merry Fringemas & The Daisy Theatre
The Match Girl, A Very Merry Fringemas & The Daisy Theatre

This week we step outside with the Little Match Girl, get a little crazy with Father Fringemas, and entertained by a bunch of wooden puppets.

[dropcap]1[/dropcap]The hauntingly beautiful and heart wrenching Little Match Girl (Dec 5, 11 & 18) gets a site-specific treatment as audiences follow six “Match Girls” through several scenes outside Pacific Theatre’s heritage building. Based on the Hans Christian Anderson story, the show is uniquely suited to its outdoor performance as it tells the tale of a young girl selling matches in her bare-feet on a cold New Year’s Eve. The company will be accepting donations of warm clothes for Covenant House at each performance.

The Match Girl
Port Moody’s Rebel Haunt Theatre partners with Stone’s Throw Productions in an outdoor production of Little Match Girl

[dropcap]2[/dropcap]And now for something completely different (with apologies to the Flying Circus), the Vancouver Fringe Festival presents A Very Merry Fringemas (Dec 11) as some some of Vancouver’s favourite Fringe artists come together to celebrate the holidays in this seasonal fundraiser. Promising seasonal shenanigans and festive folderol, you’ll even have an opportunity to get your photo taken with Father Fringemas.

A Very Merry Fringemas
The Vancouver Fringe Festival celebrates the season with A Very Merry Fringemas

[dropcap]3[/dropcap]Master puppeteer Ronnie Burkett returns to The Cultch with The Daisy Theatre (until Dec 20). Featuring over 40 marionettes, no two shows are the same as Burkett manipulates his puppets into doing some astonishing things.

The Daisy Theatre
Ronnie Burkett returns to The Cultch with The Daisy Theatre