Starcatchers and Superfan: Little Top
Performances at 11am and 2pm
on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 June
Starcatchers and Superfan present Little Top – a magical first circus experience for babies from birth to 18 months, and their adults. Little Top will transport you to a playful, joyous, upside down, topsy-turvy world where people can fly, patterns fill the air, and anything is possible.
At a time in their development when young children are discovering their own physicality and the pleasures and perils of gravity, Little Top invites babies to experience spectacular balances, astonishing tumbles and inventive juggling in a specially designed set that miniaturises the magic of the Big Top.
Little Top’s beautiful set creates a colourful, cosy, and welcoming space where professional circus acrobats, tumblers and jugglers perform up close in babies’ line of sight, making eye contact, and interacting and responding to their young audience.
What audiences say
“This show is amazing! Saw it on tour and it’s just lovely. My one-year-old was captivated.”
“... While the dancer in blue danced around the space my baby's face was beautiful! (Full of wonder!) ”
Recommended for babies from birth to 18 months
Little Top is a non-verbal show
Running Time: 45 minutes
About the makers
Starcatchers is Scotland’s Arts and Early Years organisation. For 15 years they have pioneered the development of high-quality performances and creative experiences for children from birth to 5 years, and their grown-ups, in communities across Scotland. Starcatchers’ vision is delivered through three pillars of activity all rooted in the arts and creativity and designed to connect with babies, toddlers, young children, parents, carers, and Early Years practitioners. Their advocacy work seeks to advance children’s rights to engage with and participate in arts and cultural experiences from birth and, through this, amplify young children’s agency and voice. Visit their website>
SUPERFAN is a collaboration between Ellie Dubois, Kim Donohoe and Pete Lannon. They make new performances for adult and young audiences, blending theatre, performance art, circus and choreography. SUPERFAN is currently Company-in-residence at the National Theatre of Scotland, and in 2019 won the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust award for intergenerational contemporary circus piece Nosedive. Visit their website>