Family fun with Charing Cross Theatre’s The Tinder Box

The Tinder Box

Les Misersables star Mandy Holliday is set to bring her own adaptation of The Tinder Box to London’s Charing Cross Theatre for a major new Christmas show for all the family.

The Tinder Box, based on a Scandinavian folk tale learned by Hans Christian Andersen in his childhood, has been adapted by Holliday.

In The Tinder Box, Brian the Brave, a penniless solider is returning from the war. He 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 plus a few surprises along the way! It’s an unmissable treat for the whole family.

A cast of familiar musical theatre performers is joining the Les Miserables star.

Samuel J Weir was US Marine Fector in Dogfight, The Bellboy in Grand Hotel and Frankie Epps in Parade (all at Southwark Playhouse).

He joined the cast of Titanic for its transfer from London to Canada and was in the UK premiere of Jerry Herman’s The Grand Tour at the Finborough.

Ceris Hine returns to Charing Cross Theatre, where she was nominated Best Female Performance in the Off West End Awards for USHERS: The Front of House Musical.

She was Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show 40th Anniversary Tour.

New Zealand-born Bridget Costello graduated from the Royal Academy of Music and went on to play the title role in Princess Ida at the Finborough Theatre.

Mandy Holliday starred as Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables (West End and on tour), Barbara in Mum’s the Word (UK No 1 tour), and Jan in Girl’s Night In (tour).

Mandy, a popular children’s performer, is widely known as Mrs Bubbles and has wrote and directed a variety of children’s classics including The Tinder Box, Return to Wonderland, The Railway Children, The Water Babies and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

The Tinder Box runs at Charing Cross Theatre from December 12-January 3.

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