"It's magical, murmurs a little chap behind me. It is. It is also beautiful, innovative and the best of children's theatre around."
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Commissioned by barbicanbite05 and the Young Vic as part of Young Genius, a major season of work taking place at the Barbican – Autumn 2005. This production toured from February - April 2007.
|Directed by||Sue Buckmaster|
|in collaboration with|
|Visual Artist||Sophia Clist|
|Digital Artist/Animator||Carl Stevenson|
|Lighting Designer||Aideen Malone|
|Assistant Director||Liam Jarvis|
|Costume Supervisor||Lieutske Visser|
|Theatre-Rites Bursary Visual Artist||Namhee Kwon|
|Production Manager||Simon Sturgess|
|Stage Manager||Sabine Schmidt / Alistair Richardson Laurens, Emily Richardson Laurens, Alyssa Watts|
|Inflatable puppet and large sphere by||Peter Hamilton|
|Performers||Cristina Catalina, Matt Costain / James Daniel Wilson, Rrenford Fagan / Steven Lim, Zoot Lynam, Mohsen Nouri|
How big is a million? Is there a man in the moon? What colour is music? Can I touch light?
A child’s curiosity is endless. And asking questions is often more important than finding the answer.
The Thought That Counts is a playful and enchanting celebration for 4–7 year olds of how we learn through play. Taking its inspiration from the notion that a genius is someone who, like children, keeps asking questions, the show creates a magical world using theatre, dance, animated shapes, puppetry and video.