This is a That

IMG_1823A show and workshop programme for children aged 4-7 and their parents.

In an apartment in Paris where nothing is quite as it seems, join Josette and her Papa as they dance with their ears, eat a piece of the moon, and meet a toy soldier called Jacqueline.

A magnificent, magical, physical, musical journey about a father and daughter who let their imagination run away with them. The show is a unique fusion of dance and theatre for children and their grown ups.

Inspired by the stories that French Absurdist playwright Eugène Ionesco wrote for his young daughter.

The show was developed with the help of many children through an innovative workshop programme. The children helped us to design the costumes and the set and contributed lots of very good ideas for how to tell our stories.


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Directed by: Daphna Attias

Translation and dramaturgy by: Rachel Barnett

Designed by: Jenny Hayton

Music by: Yaniv Fridel

Cast: Maya Politaki, Christian From/Terry O’Donovan 

We would like to thank:

Surrey Council, Runnymede Council, South Hill Park, Farnham Maltings