18 May – 12 Jun 2022

For children 3-5 and their adults

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"The story of a little girl and a newly-hatched dinosaur has a spellbinding effect in Spike!"

★ ★ ★ ★ Joyce McMillan The Scotsman

The whole performance was magical and educational. The movement on stage was so beautiful.

Audience member 2021 tour

Starcatchers presents SPIKE! – a dinosaur caper by Andy Cannon and David Trouton

SPIKE! a dinosaur caper

Mary Anne lives in an ordinary little town
with an extraordinary museum.
rockets and planes
boats and trains
tigers and sloths
butterflies and moths
and a dinosaur egg………

Spike’s Dinosaur caper continues this Spring. A wonderful tale of a little girl, her grandmother and her favourite dinosaur, SPIKE! a dinosaur caper is powerfully told through theatrical storytelling and dance.

Join Spike for a magical story about the passing of time and the tales that bring families together, all set to original music.

Supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

SPIKE! – a dinosaur tale Autumn Tour 2021

Macrobert Arts Theatre | 30th Sept – 2nd Oct
Birnam Arts | 5th October
Eden Court | 9th – 11th October
Aberdeen Music Hall | 14th – 16th October
The Brunton | 19th – 20th October
Beacon Arts Centre | 23rd – 24th October

The story was easy to understand and follow for my 5 year old. I didn’t feel like I had to explain the scene. He recognised the different dinosaur names and loved that they sat on the floor up close to the cast. The sound effects and story-telling was beautifully done.” Audience member, 2021 tour 

Creative Team

Lead artist / concept and creation – Andy Cannon
Composer – David Trouton
Creative Movement Adviser – Ethelinda Lashley-Scott
Designer – Megan Adair
Design Mentor – Becky Minto
Lighting Design – Suzie Normand

Performers – Andy Cannon, Jennifer Steele and Monica De Ioanni

Production Management – Michael Graham
Stage Manager – Suzie Normand

With thanks to Brian Hartley, Catherine Wilson Garry and the children of Canal View and Greengables nurseries, who took part in the early development of Spike.

Supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland