The Numskulls

Language: 
English
Genre: 
Musical
Year of publication: 
1978
Length: 
Full length
Synopsis: 

The Numskulls is an extravaganza based on internationally known folktales about innocent simpletons. The tribe of numskulls finds the most beautiful valley of the world and decides to settle down to live and reproduce - unfortunately they have no children. They do everything wrong - they build a house without windows and carry in light with a sack. They sow salt in the earth hoping for a seed of salt, they go swimming in the waving rye where they also think one of them has drowned. Finally they drown in their own incapability and in their own tears. The play was written for the whole family, i.e. also for children, with plenty of numskull gags and songs, with strongly typified situations and roles and still there is the wisdom of old folktales and material for insight: it would be worthwhile to live in accordance with nature, something the numskulls don't do... (Tinfo)

Roller: 
Number of male actors: 5
Number of female actresses: 3
All role: 8
Adapted to summer theatre: 
No
Premiere in professional theatre: 
No
Premiere in amateur theatre : 
No
Other performances: 

The Finnish original premiered at AHAA Theatre, Tampere in 1976.