The Gate Theatre and Theatre Lovett

The Tin Soldier

by Louis Lovett and Nico Brown
after Hans Christian Andersen
directed by Muireann Ahern
composer Conor Linehan

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, a 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.

Recommended for age 12+

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
Choreographer: Kévin Coquelard


Kévin Coquelard

Theo Cosgrove

Conor Linehan

Louis Lovett

Artur Peregrine

Olesya Zdorovetska

First Thought Backstage

12 July
Post–show talk with the company

Moderator, Marianne Kennedy, NUI Galway

  • This production features English surtitles.
  • Recommended for age 12+