A close up of a luscious green fir tree branch, with a dusting a frost and snow on the pine leaves.

  10 | THE FIR TREE BY HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN

      Globe Advent         10

Join Eric Sirakian in the warmth and cosiness of the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse as he reads The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Andersen.

First published on 21 December 1844, master Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Fir Tree reminds us all to live in and appreciate the present moment.

A man sits in a large green armchair, reading from a large black folder, surrounded by lit candles. Watch video

This video was available to watch until 4 January 2021 as part of Globe Advent 2020. Watch other content from the Globe on our YouTube channel.


CRACKER QUOTE

Animated image of a Robin with snow falling

“I know the wood where the sun shines and the birds sing.” And then the tree told the little mice all about its youth. They had never heard such an account in their lives; and after they had listened to it attentively, they said, “What a number of things you have seen? you must have been very happy.”

— The Fir Tree

 

  #GlobeAdvent

A model version of a timber circular theatre, with smaller Tudor buildings surrounding it, on a blue background.

  9