This is the story of an encounter between Tubby and Nottubby, two larger-than-life characters whom destiny surprises one Christmas Eve on the threshold of despair. Propelling them on an extraordinary quest from the banks of the River Thames in London to beyond the realms of reality, the story explores both the tragic and comic dimensions of human experience. We follow Tubby and Nottubby, at once deceived by their illusions and carried by the beauty of their dreams as they meet a skull, survive a tempest, fall out and make up, sing to deceive fear and death itself, en route to their renaissance. Haunted by the breath of Shakespeare, bathed in the wonderful madness of Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, nourished by ancient myths, this show tells the force but also the fragility of friendship, love and dreams - the ultimate defence against the cruelty of the world.
Created for the 2009 season in France, « The Tragi-comic destiny of Tubby and Nottubby » has recently been invited by the Canadian Arts Council to do a tour of thirty-five performances, which will be followed by a tour in and around Paris in January 2012.
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