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Shakespeare's Globe's re-imagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s festive fairy tale returns

The Fir Tree photo on Stagedoor
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Thu 15 Dec - Sat 31 Dec 2022, 2pm, 3pm & 7pm Audio Described: Fri 23 Dec, 3pm Captioned: Tue 27 Dec, 7pm BSL: Tue 27 Dec, 7pm Relaxed : Fri 30 Dec, 3pm

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Hannah Khalil has pretty well taken over the Globe this Christmas. Her play Hakawatis: Women of the Arabian Nights sets the Sam Wanamaker indoor space aglow with a show which celebrates both storytelling and the resilience of women. Meanwhile family audiences should wrap up very warm for the main house space with its open roof which has become a forest for the return of Khalil’s family Christmas tree. It's the story of the little fir tree growing in the forest who longs to be bigger and more beautiful and be chosen to be one of the fir trees who are decked with gilded apples, sweetmeats and hundreds of bright candles at Christmas time. What he fails to realise is it will eventually be the death of him. Hans Christian Andersen’s story gets an enchanting makeover.

About The Fir Tree

In a beautiful wood stands a little Fir Tree. Kept company by woodland creatures, it enjoys a peaceful life. But the Fir Tree is curious. It dreams of a world outside the forest, yearning for adventure. What will happen when it grows up? Where will it go? And will it be everything the Fir Tree wished for? Let imaginations run wild as the Globe transforms into a hand-crafted forest. Meet friendly puppets made of cardboard – and make your own to bring to the performance! Take part in carol-singing and tree decorating, and keep cosy with a hot chocolate or mulled wine under the wintry star-lit sky. Globe resident writer Hannah Khalil‘s new re-telling of this classic fairy tale, directed by Michelle Terry, is suitable for all ages, big or small. So, join us this Christmas for a wonderfully festive dose of storytelling, puppetry, song and hope.