The Little Match Girl: Ellenbrook actor ready to take stage at Fremantle Festival


Ellenbrook actor Courtney Turner as The Little Match Girl.
Ellenbrook actor Courtney Turner as The Little Match Girl.

ELLENBROOK actor Courtney Turner will take to the stage as The Little Match Girl at the upcoming Fremantle Festival.

ELLENBROOK actress actor Courtney Turner will take to the stage as The Little Match Girl at the upcoming Fremantle Festival.

Open Lid Ensemble premieres their latest work ‘RISSCHT! The Little Match Girl’ as part of the Fremantle Festival.

Appearing every night from November 1-4, Turner will take to the stage as the little match girl and transport the audience on a wild ride through her character’s imagination.

This adaptation ruminates on the stark contrasts between reality and imagination – through the footsteps of a young street girl who escapes from her harsh world into vivid dreams of what could be.

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“RISSCHT! is all about what happens when nobody sees you,” Turner said.

“Connection is so vital to human life and it’s this lack of connection that sends the little match girl deep into her imagination – to try to find what it is she cannot in her real world.

“I feel like there is perhaps a little match girl in each of us.

“That innocent part of us that just wants to see and be seen.”

The Open Lid Ensemble creates energetic and original theatre.

The Fremantle show will mark their second work together, after their debut show Halina performed to sold out audiences at Fringe World 2016.

The Little Match Girl runs from Tuesday, November 1 to Friday, November 4 at Creature Next Door (the Red Room), 42 Mews Road, Fremantle. Doors open at 6.30pm and performance starts at 7pm.

Tickets are $22 plus booking fee.

To book, visit FremantleFestival.com.