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.
“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