Little Foot

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A play by Craig Higginson.

The original text

A play about a group of students who visit the Cradle of Humankind. Originally written and performed as The Perfect Circle (also known as Creatures of Light) by students from the University of the Witwatersrand, who also presented it at the Grahamstown Festival in 2008.

In 2012 the play was radically rewritten as Little Foot and submitted as a commissioned work for the National Theatre, London. An extended version was also developed for production by the Market Theatre in South Africa.

Both texts of Little Foot were published in 2012, the National Theatre one by Methuen and the extended Market Theatre version by Oberon Press respectively.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

2008: Originally written and performed as The Perfect Circle by students from the University of the Witwatersrand, who also presented it at the Grahamstown Festival in 2008.“The Perfect Circle” written and directed by Craig Higginson with lighting design by Royden Paynter and production design by Nicola Kallinikos and Maxime Vandiest. Performed by Bradley Reynolds, Jessica Forber, Claire Gordon-Webster, Anna Hlalele, Rachel Jacobs, Roger Lambert, Craig Wainwright. The Nunnery, Wits Theatre Complex, Braamfontein.

2012: Performed as Little Foot by the National Theatre, London, as part of the 2012 Connections Festival prior to the 2012 Olympics - being staged at the National Theatre in London on 21 June, and by numerous youth groups from Edinburgh in Scotland to Bristol in southwest England between April and May.

2012: The extended and adapted South African version was performed by the Market Theatre Company in association with Grahamstown Festival. Directed by Malcolm Purkey, designed by Neil Coppen, with Dylan Nicol Horley, Jenna Dunster, Phumzile Sitole, Khayelihle Dominique Gumede, Glen Biderman-Pam, Mlondolozi Bradley Zondi, Kyla Davis, Jaques de Silva, Sibulele Gcilitshana, Peter Langa, Sello Sebotsane.

Sources

Malan, Wilson and Fick. 2013. Now I Am Alone 1: pp.26-29

http://www.artlink.co.za/news_article.htm?contentID=5397

http://www.doollee.com/PlaywrightsH/higginson-craig.html

http://markettheatre.co.za/shows/watch/little-foot

South Africa.Info: 26 June 2012 [1]


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