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World Premiere Gate Theatre June 2022

More than just a fairy tale

This creative co-production between the Gate Theatre and Theatre Lovett recasts Hans Christian Andersen's quintessential tale as a mirror, to illuminate and reveal its author as a warrior for the imagination, a revolutionary outsider.

Inimitably narrated by Louis Lovett, and with original music by Conor Linehan, the production delicately moves between beauty and horror, comedy and despair, and features French dancer Kévin Coquelard and Ukrainian singer Olesya Zdorovetska.

The Tin Soldier lifts Andersen’s complex and moving story off the page and into an unforgettable theatrical experience like no other.


The Tin Soldier Company

Written by: Louis Lovett and Nico Brown

                   after Hans Christian Andersen 
Directed by: Muireann Ahern
Composer: Conor Linehan
Set Design: Jamie Vartan
Costume Design: Sinéad Lawlor
Lighting Design: Sarah Jane-Shiels
Sound Design: Carl Kennedy
Choreography: Kévin Coquelard


Kévin Coquelard
Theo Cosgrove
Conor Linehan
Louis Lovett
Arthur Peregrine
Olesya Zdorovetska





The Tin Soldier will perform
Previews: Friday, June 10th to Monday June 13th
Opening Night: Tuesday, June 14th, 2022
Run: Tuesday, June 14th to Saturday, July 2nd, 2022
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from the 11th to the 16th of July, 7pm
Matinees Thursday 14th and Saturday 16th July, 1pm
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Photo credits Theatre Lovett and Rich Gilligan