A fairy story from Denmark

The fairy stories of Denmark’s  Hans Christian Andersen are part of western culture.    They are loved by children and continue their appeal even as adults. Who doesn’t know ‘The Little Mermaid’ or ‘ The Ugly Duckling’ or ‘The Princess and the Pea’.   It was good to see his classic Tinderbox playing f0r children at Charing Cross Theatre over Christmas 2015.



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It’s a  reminder of the classic 1950s film ‘Wonderful Copenhagen’  about his [fictionlised] life, starring Danny Kaye. Let’s sing along – Wonderful Wonderful Copenhagen, Salty Old Queen of the Sea ……


And for Francophiles, Pam Gem’s  ‘Piaf’ , directed by young Finn Jari Laakso is playing there too.  An earlier successful run was at the Bridewell Theatre, Fleet Street.  Rave reviews.





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