FOLLOW a little girl throughout the day as she encounters the funny and zany characters of the vibrant city streets.

The Little Match Girl offers a pre-Christmas treat at Corfe Castle Village Hall on Saturday, December 15 from 2pm to 4.30pm.

London. Christmas Eve. The snow is falling and a little girl struggles fiercely through the cold.

In an attempt to stay warm she strikes a match. The flames blaze to life, illuminating her fantastic Christmas visions. Enter the tumultuous world of her imagination, meeting talking turkeys, dancing rats, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their chattering Christmas tree.

Written by T. A. Woodsmith, winner of the Sunday Times Playwriting Award, The Last Baguette use visual storytelling, live music and puppetry to shine a light on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic winter tale.

This show is touring Dorset with Artsreach, the county's touring arts charity.

It is suitable for those aged four and above. Call 07590 352219 for tickets.