For Ages 3-5
March 21-June 21
Local Performance/ Outdoors
The Very First Circus
For Preschoolers! Movement, music, and interactive fun based on Aesop’s fable The Lion and The Mouse. Join us at the circus and play along.
Look forward to plenty of music, movement, and interactive fun in this brand new play experience for the youngest audiences.
The Very First Circus by Erin Michell combines a lively participatory performance alongside engaging Stay & Play workshop activities. Larry the Lion dreams of performing under the Big Top. But he can't do it by himself, he needs his neighbours to join in! As Larry searches the jungle for other animals to perform dazzling circus tricks, the audience is asked to participate in acts of balance and bravery, too. An intimate and participatory performance for Preschoolers and Primary Grades to celebrate friendship, overcoming our fears, and reaching for new heights.
Written and directed by Erin Michell
Featuring original music and lyrics composed by Macmillan Hunter.
Available From May 2021
Ask us about our COVID-safe OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES for small audiences.
STAY & PLAY -- resources for educators -- COMING SOON!
After the show, children are welcome to Stay & Play in the performance area. Age appropriate crafts and drama activities will be led by the performers helping to spark imaginations and extend the magical experience of watching live theatre together.
Cast & Crew
The Very First Circus has been made possible with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, The Province of British Columbia, and the Capital Regional District Arts Development Fund.
PLAYWRIGHT Erin Michell
DIRECTOR Erin Michell
PERFORMERS Jenny Austin, Regina Rios, Pedro Siqueira
COMPOSER Macmillan Hunter