The Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

“Life itself is the most wonderful fairy-tale, but just living is not enough; one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”

Journeying across land and sea from a place where it snows all winter long; some unexpected travellers find warmth in the most magical of things – stories.

Join our travelling storytellers as they bring to life stories from the father of fairytales; Hans Christian Andersen. Full to the brim with spoken word, song, puppetry and more; families and little storytellers will experience tales such as Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea and The Ugly Duckling.

Supported throughout by live music, song and opportunities for children to join in with the storytelling, this is a perfect festive celebration for younger audiences!

Tales of Hans Christian Andersen is presented to you by Hammerpuzzle Theatre Company in Co-Production with The Everyman. This production is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

For bookings or further information please get in touch.

Running Time approx. 45 mins

Creative Team

  • Writer/Composer – Tamsin Kennard
  • Director – Bryn Holding
  • Producer – Lizzy Cummins
  • Set Design – Alice Pickup
  • Costume Design – Emily Barratt
  • Lighting Design/DSM – Corin Hayes (Production Manager, Everyman Studio)
  • Stage Manager – Jen Sherlock

Additional guitar composition by Anthony Pinnick.


  • Anthony Pinnick
  • Charlie Ryan
  • Katy Withers

Photos: Camilla Adams Photography