Brilliantly conceived, wonderfully choreographed and beautifully performed.


A Starcatchers & Curious Seed co-production

MamaBabaMe is a beautiful dance, physical theatre and live music experience created especially for babies and young children aged birth-3 and their grown-ups.

Our audience sits within the set around a mini arena with soft boundary edges from which to enjoy the performance. With the soothing sounds of live cello and intimate lighting, MamaBabaMe explores the profound connection between parent and child and how this eternal bond evolves and grows.

Every new relationship is a journey – it can be tender, competitive, challenging, joyful. But where does that begin?

Conceived and directed by Curious Seed’s Artistic Director Christine Devaney with live music composed by Greg Sinclair and a purpose built set designed by visual artist Yvonne Buskie.  Performed by Nerea Gurrutxaga, Hayley Earlam and Robin Mason.

Absolutely loved it. My 2 1/2 year old son and partner did also. Loved the interaction. As a newcomer to shows like mama baba me I was surprised at how much I could relate and understand.”


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MamaBabaMe was a sell out show at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018, performed at The Spark Festival, Leicester and Edinburgh International Children’s Festival in 2017 and toured venues across Scotland.

Concept and Direction: Christine Devaney
Performers: Nerea Gurrutxaga, Hayley Earlam / Hannah Venet, Robin Mason / Greg Sinclair
Composer: Greg Sinclair
Production Designer: Yvonne Buskie
Design Mentor: Karen Tennent
Lighting Designer: Simon Wilkinson
Production Manager: Deborah Howard
Touring Production Manager: Lauren Roberts
Dramaturgical Advisor: Moos van den Broek
Special thanks to Jennifer Cummins, Nicola Milazzo, Alison Brown, Andrew Gannon

Development took place in November/December 2016 at Lyra, and included contributions from artists Karianne Andreassen, Skye Reynolds, Karen Tennent, Robin Mason, Geraldine Heaney, Greg Sinclair and Deborah Howard.

MamaBabaMe is co-produced by Curious Seed and is funded by Creative Scotland


Innocent and enchanting, the choreography is a deliciously stylised representation of the relationship between mother and newborn… The piece is brilliantly conceived, wonderfully choreographed and beautifully performed.

★ ★ ★ ★ Mark Brown Sunday Herald

A tender, sensuous, encompassing piece of children’s theatre.


Pitched perfectly for its target age range

★ ★ ★ ★ Thom Dibdin THE LIST