Little Top

Little Top

Pleasance at EICC

This is probably my favourite baby show of the fringe so far!  After gathering in a pre-show room to take off shoes and leave all of your belongings in a safe space, we were lead through to a magical, beautifully recreated circus tent. Babies and parents were asked to sit on the floor around the perimeter of the performance space allowing for wonderfully natural interactions between the performers and babies throughout the show. Little Top had a gentle mix of juggling, acrobatics, yo yoing, tumbling and physical theatre perfectly targeted for 0 – 18 months, but don’t let that fool you as it is equally engaging for adults! All the performers in this show were incredibly talented and obviously very experienced working with babies as they played upon their reactions throughout.

At the end of the show, various circus props used were brought out for little ones to play with and interact with the performers. My mini reviewer had to almost be dragged away as he played with one of the jugglers who was so captivating and patient with him. I would definitely recommend heading to the Pleasance at EICC to see Little Top, and even take some time at the end to enjoy a coffee in the super baby friendly cafe afterwards.

(Emma May)

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