Starcatchers & Andy Cannon Present Spike! A Dinosaur Caper At The Catstrand

A miniaturised Big Top and dinosaur adventure await Dumfries and Galloways youngest children as Starcatchers announces they will be part of D&G Arts festival 2022

Scotland’s arts and early years organisation is bringing the magic of live performance to Scotland’s youngest children and their grown-ups this Spring. Little Top, a magical first circus experience, is for babies from birth to 18 months, and for 3–5-year-olds is an exciting dinosaur adventure, SPIKE! – a dinosaur caper.

In its first outing since wowing audiences in Norway in January 2020, and sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2019, 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. A specially designed set that miniaturises the magic of the Big Top will come to life on 28th May 2022 4:00pm – 29th May 2022 12:00pm at the Catstrand, New Galloway.


Rhona Matheson, Starcatchers’ Chief Executive said:
“Starcatchers is delighted to be presenting these wonderful productions for Scotland’s youngest children. Little Top is a beautiful first experience for babies from birth to 18 months, while Spike’s capers are ideal for your 3–5-year-old adventurers. The beauty of both productions are the unforgettable moments for the grown-ups in the audience to take away; seeing your children’s imaginations come to life with the power of live, in-person theatre.”
Andy Cannon, creator of SPIKE! – a dinosaur caper said:
“Spike is an intergenerational tale perfect for families of all ages to enjoy together, this time a little bigger and more adventurous. A dinosaur caper sees an evolution in the lifecycle of Spike from a dinosaur tale back in 2021, with a third performer on stage, plus a slightly evolved set. This is an exciting moment for us to share the next stage of Spike’s journey with our young audiences and immerse ourselves in the world of Mary Anne and her favourite dinosaur.”
Ellie Dubois and Kim Donohoe of SUPERFAN said:
“Little Top’s return to Scotland’s audiences is an especially exciting moment for us at SUPERFAN; once again having the chance to be, perhaps the very first, theatrical experience for our young audience, is an honour. So come along and enjoy this magical performance with us, we can’t wait to see the looks of wonder on your little ones’ faces!”

Starcatchers’ Spring tours have been funded by the National Lottery Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance through Creative Scotland. This fund supports the touring sector to re-engage with audiences and is delivered through partnerships between touring artists and companies.

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