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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?

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Prize for Best Show  III Certamen Internacional Barroco Infantil 2014 – Almagro Festival

EOLO Prize for the Best Foreign Show at the SEGNALI FESTIVAL in Milan, Italy

Artistic staff
  • Cast: Tomás Fdez. Alonso or Aitor de Kintana– Ramón Monje or Peio Arnaez
  • Objects and Theatre Space: Ikerne Gimenez
  • Costumes: Ikerne Gimenez
  • Music: Iñaki Salvador
  • Lighting: Esteban Salazar
  • Authors: Iñaki Rikarte, Iñaki Salvador
  • Director: Iñaki Rikarte
International tour

France, Italy

Highlighted performances
  • SEGNALI Festival in Milan, Italy, 2018
  • TITIRIMUNDI Festival Opening 2017
  • CNTC – 15/16 Season at Teatro de la Comedia, Madrid
  • Plan Platea 2015 and 2016
  • FIET – Fira De Teatre Infantil i Juvenil de les Illes Balears 2015
  • Feria de Huesca 2013
  • Semanas Internacionales de Teatro
  • Circuito Abecedaria
With subsidies from
1 Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte
2 Eusko Jaurlaritza / Gobierno Vasco
3 Ayuntamiento de Vitoria