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The Thought That Counts

for 4-7 year olds

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 bySue Buckmaster
in collaboration with
Visual ArtistSophia Clist
Digital Artist/AnimatorCarl Stevenson
ComposerJonathan Cooper
ChoreographerAnna Williams
DramaturgPhilippe Cherbonnier
Lighting DesignerAideen Malone
Assistant DirectorLiam Jarvis
Costume SupervisorLieutske Visser
Theatre-Rites Bursary Visual ArtistNamhee Kwon
Production ManagerSimon Sturgess
Stage ManagerSabine Schmidt / Alistair Richardson Laurens, Emily Richardson Laurens, Alyssa Watts
Inflatable puppet and large sphere byPeter Hamilton
PerformersCristina 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.