Pauline and the Matches

Pauline and the Matches is an on-going theatrical experiment led by a group of artists and musicians. Expanding on notions of desire and consequence found within Henrich Hoffmann’s cautionary tale 'Pauline and the Matches' (1845), the project aims to create an allegory for contemporary society and a bigger environmental picture, including how microscopic actions can have a global impact. Incorporating painted sets, hanging cloths, costume, sound and music, each performance is playful and entertaining whilst exploring a world where accumulations of small, seemingly innocent actions are loaded with enormous unintended consequences.

Recent shows include Edinburgh Art Festival (2017) and Platform, Glasgow (2017). Following a residency at CCA in Glasgow, the group will present a new piece entitled ‘Sprinkler System’ in April.

Image credit: Ruth Clark