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Tom Thumb (1974)

Tom Thumb

A play by Henry Fielding, performed at The Young Vic, London (opened 15 October 1974).


The Tragedy of Tragedies; or, the Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great (often referred to simply by the name of its title character) follows the humorous escapades of Tom Thumb at a fantastical re-imagining of the court of King Arthur. 

The diminutive hero wins Princess Huncamunca's hand in marriage, thereby awakening the wrath of his other female admirers.


Peter O`Farrell ... Tom Thumb
King Arthur ... Christopher Timothy
Queen Dollalolla ... Judy Wilson
Lord Grizzle ... Alfred Lynch
Princess Huncamunca ... Zoë Wanamaker
Doodle, a courtier ... Hayward Morse
Noodle, a courtier ... Jeremy James Taylor
Ghost of Gaffer Thumb/Merlin ... Hugh Hastings


Director: Bernard Goss
Set Designer: Carl Toms
Music: Anthony Bowles


Having spent around four years at regional theatres, Zoë appeared on the London stage for the first time in her professional career in this production of Tom Thumb.

During the same season, she also performed in the Young Vic's production of Much Ado About Nothing.


The Tragedy of Tragedies; or, the Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great by Henry Fielding

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