The list of characters includes an ugly toad, its stupid son, a variety of fish, butterflies, ladybirds, a field mouse, a mole, a swan and a girl called Thumbelina. The latter is obviously the focal point of the show. She ends up being kidnapped. Then has to marry someone. Twice. That she doesn’t want to. So she runs away. Twice. Finds refuge, gets told she’s ugly and – hurrah! – makes it in the end to her destination. What a story, and what a way to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Zug’s "Märlisunntig" fairy-tale Sunday.
Mathias Landtwing composition
Stefan Zumstein-Uiting audio technology
Maria Greco text, story
Brigitt Andermatt illustration
Samuel Nyffeler musical direction