A joyous theatre experience full of infectious wonderment.
Nine-year-old Thomas can see things no one else can: tropical fish swimming in the canals; the magic of Mrs Van Amersfoort, the Beethoven-loving witch next door; the fierce beauty of Eliza with her artificial leg; and the Lord Jesus, who tells him, "Just call me Jesus." He also sees the unhappiness of his family: the violence in his father and
the pain that lingers long after the war is over. All this – good and bad – he carefully records in his magical and hopeful Book of Everything. He also writes down his greatest determination: “When I grow up, I'm going to be happy”.
This is an honest, beautiful, hilarious story about a child finding his own magical way to overcome ignorance, oppression and fear.
NASDA Theatre, Ara City campus