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Tiny Tom Thumb is coming to The Civic in a lovely play for families

A lovely family reinterpretation of a classic story with a cosy winter feeling is coming to The Civic

“Visually stunning, creative, engaging” Audience Member

Tom Thumb is the latest family show to come to The Civic. This is a one man show, with a whole load of character and wonder that will delight you and your little ones this winter time.

Tom was tiny, tinier than me, tinier than you. Tom was tinier than your thumb. He lived with his Mum, Dad and six brothers in a tiny room in a tiny house right next to the big forest. Tom was about to have a very big adventure.

One night tiny Tom overhears Mum and Dad talking - there's nothing left to eat so they are going to leave him and his six brothers in the forest!

Outwitting his parents and the ogre Tom shows everybody that even though he is small he is still mighty as he protects his brothers, finds the treasure and makes sure they'll never be hungry again.

“It was absolute magic, incredible well paced and engaging. Kids loved being part of the whole experience. The play is a breath of fresh air and to see the use of natural elements on stage is lovely. We will have so much to talk about at bed time tonight and so much to be grateful for when we remember Tom's story.” Audience Member

Performed entirely on and under a kitchen table this wee wonder of a show is full of magic with feathery spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest. CBeebies Patrick Lynch, who has been performing it for more than a decade, brings this classic story to life in a playful and fascinating show.

“Lynch also offers a very calm and soothing environment, drawing us into Tom’s world as the story unfolds. I loved how he interacted with the audience and how relaxed the atmosphere felt. With gorgeously simple yet effective special effects (think water, movement, feathers…) this show is a glorious example of imagination and heart.” Kelly Allen

The show is made by Lyngo, a UK based children’s theatre company with strong Italian connections. Their shows have delighted children and adults for over 15 years with their unique mix of fun and beautiful imagery, working magically together to reveal vivid poetic worlds. Lyngo’s shows have a visual flair, an inventive use of props -beautifully designed and hand-made ‘theatre toys’- and an interactive and genuine approach to play.

So come on in, get nice and cosy and let us tell you the magical story of a boy that is only the size of a thumb.

Tom Thumb is at The Civic, Barnsley on Sunday 18 November at 2:30pm

Tickets: £8 | £6 conc | £5 child

Recommended for ages 3+

For more information and to book visit or call the Box Office on 01226 327000.