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The Tinderbox

Hans Christian Andersen, author
Charles Way, playwright


2 female, 7 male (15 characters doubled)
Audience Recommendation: All Ages


Jonas, a handsome young soldier discovers treasure beyond his wildest dreams when he finds a tinderbox which gives him power beyond other mortals. The Tinderbox is an epic journey tale, from rags to riches, though war, political intrigue, the depths of despair to the heights of love and passion. It is a classic everyman tale inspired by the Hans Andersen story but not a copy of it. This version of the tale reflects Andersen’s own life as he searched for fame and fortune. Jonas’ adventures explore friendship, betrayal and the importance of ‘staying true ‘to ones values. Exciting and touching, the story includes a fantastical range of characters- a witch, a king, a beautiful opera singer and a dog with eyes as big as saucers.

“This is truly magical entertainment, a beautifully crafted show.” -The Stage

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

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