Story Theatre Company

The Very First Circus (2018-2019)


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. Nothing goes right as he tries to become the greatest showman in the forest until he meets Leo, a tiny mouse. Larry and his timid new friend inspire the whole community to reach for the heights.

Created by Erin Michell, The Very First Circus is a World Premiere developed especially for children ages 3 to 8 and their families. Erin’s extensive dance and circus training makes this show engaging for even the youngest audience member. Look forward to plenty of music, movement, and interactive fun.

As with any Story Theatre production, this literacy based performance introduces young people to Language Arts and Physical and Health Education and creates strong Social Skills by teaching Self-Esteem, Bravery, and Team Play.

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is the work of childhood.”
— Fred Rogers

playwright Erin Michell
director David MacPherson