Review: Little Top at Pleasance at EICC
3★★★

Circus for babies? As far as Ellie Dubois is concerned, you’re never too young to enjoy the whirligig fun of bravura juggling, or the sight of grown-ups tumbling head over heels in acrobatic partnerships. Her Little Top show for the 0 to 18 months age range – a  SUPERFAN  production presented in cahoots with Starcatchers – offers a close encounter with some very accomplished skills, delivered in an intimate ‘circus ring’ designed by Beck Minto.

Now, because of the whizzing balls that Arron Sparks sends soaring – and catches again! – and the rushing-around of the other three performers, this is not initially a ‘joining-in’ show: that happens with playtime at the end. But before then, the tinies have gurgled at peek-a-boo acrobatic routines and young eyes have opened wide as glow-in-the-dark balls fly thrillingly high. Tots may well run away to the circus once they’ve mastered walking! 

Little Top, Pleasance at EICC, 1st-18th Aug (not 12) 10.30am/1.30pm

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