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Classics are classic because of their capacity to be contemporaneous with any time. “Tom Thumb” is a story in which a small yet clever child saves all his brothers and his family after their desperate parents had to abandon them in the forest due to a lack of resources.
Perrault touches on a number of themes in his version of the story, and one of them is clearly abandonment. In our presentation of the story, we’re emphasising that theme and contextualising it in a situation that consistently brings up parallelisms with our current society.
Anyone searching for Perrault’s “Tom Thumb” will find what they’re looking for, and those looking for a new and exciting way of seeing him will too. Fun for children and emotionally moving for adults (although sometimes it’s the other way around), we’re presenting the story through the relationship between a child and his father. As a result, this show is especially intended for fathers and sons.
As they say, stories were invented to put children to sleep and wake adults up. But, what would happen if the parents were children and the children were adults?