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Charing Cross Theatre, London4.76 reviews

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A new version of Hans Christian Andersen's famous folk tale, The Tinder Box promises to delight young audiences and their families at the Charing Cross Theatre this Christmas
Based on a Scandinavian folk tale Andersen learned in his childhood, join our loveable cheeky hero, Brian the Brave, a penniless solider returning from war who acquires a magic tinderbox and embarks on a quest to find his true love. This enchanting, fun filled musical features an array of wonderful, colourful characters, cleverly combining classical music and story-telling with comedy, lots of audience interaction a few surprises along the way!
An unmissable treat for the whole family


★ ★ ★ ★ ★  "One of the best family shows I’ve seen" London Weekly News
"An enchanting adaptation for young children” The Stage

★ ★ ★ ★  "The Tinderbox is a great Christmas show, and at just over an hour long it will please adults and children alike" London Theatre 1
“Manages to captivate its viewers and maintain their attention throughout…..children will love it and, secretly, the adults will too” The Upcoming 

★ ★ ★ ★ "Perfect for young children" Plays to see
Pitches its appeal just right...the story buzzes along with never a dull moment” Theatre world

Additional Information

Running time


Performance dates

Monday to Thursday plus Saturday and Sunday at 11am, plus some dates at 2pm and 3pm

Special notes

3+ all kids need a separate ticket. No babes in arms.

Venue Information

Charing Cross Theatre(formerly New Players Theatre), The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NG

Group Pricing

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Special Offer

The Tinderbox Ticket Offer Details

35% OFF Price band A tickets. Valid all performances

Customer Reviews

6 reviews4.7

Dumay Karina Torralbas4th January

My 4 years old and I loved this. Highly reccomended

Celia Thaysen3rd January

Great show, especially for younger kids. Lots of fun with audience participation. My 5yo got a little scared by the wicked stepmum but enjoyed peeking out from my armpit every few seconds.

Rosemary Woodgate31st December

We booked for our 5 year old son. His review is that it was really really good. I enjoyed it too. It had 4 players in it who played multiple parts and some quite clever puppetry. There was some panto style audience participation and the actors came out into the small auditorium a few times which all kept the children engaged. A small theatre, but a good size for the intended agre group and good views of the stage. A good production for young children (?3-5 yrs).

Brian Baxter31st December

A nice show, well-pitched, entertaining and very good value for money.

Joanna Young23rd December

Very entertaining performance, with an energetic cast, who captured my 4yr old gran daughter's attention right from the beginning. Money well spent.

Ann Whitford14th December

I took my grandchildren to see The Tinderbox (they are 4 years old) they loved it. I thought the cast worked extremely hard and made it very entertaining for the children. It is a small stage and the audience is very close so all the characters were on full view at all times. It is good to see a different type of Christmas show. Well done.