The Toad Knew is James Thierrée’s latest large scale production.
It features all the skills the company is world famous for: conjuring illusions and impressive transformations through the use of monumental staging and dramatic lighting. Taking us on a journey from the dark side of a theatrical psyche to the joyous humour of his comedic physicality,
The main theme of the show is the relationships within the family, especially between brothers and sisters, how these relationships affect us, for the better and the worse. The show is set in unnamed place reminiscent of the world of Hieronymus Bosch with a hint of Tim Burton. The six performers cast includes the incredible dancers Thi Mai Nguyen (previously seen in Tabac Rouge) and Valérie Doucet. A live singer accompanies the performance, unfolding the story through her vocal narration.
The Toad Knew premiered in the UK in August 2016 as part of Edinburgh International Festival.