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The Tin Soldier

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 premiered at The Gate Theatre Dublin 2022

Age Recommendation 12+


Written by: Louis Lovett and Nico Brown
                    after Hans Christian Andersen

Director: Muireann Ahern
Composer: Conor Linehan
Set Designer: Jamie Vartan
Costume Designer: Sinéad Lawlor
Lighting Designer: Sarah Jane-Shiels
Sound Designer: Carl Kennedy
Choreographer: Kévin Coquelard

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

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Photo Credit
Emilija Jefremova and Ros Kavanagh


“A visual and technical delight...stunning”
The Irish Times

“Sends the audience into the night enchanted”
The Sunday Independent

“Pure theatrical magic”
Irish Independent

“A theatrically satisfying masterpiece
The Arts Review

“A stylish production that uses the world of cabaret and Brecht to create something fresh”
No More Workhorse