Hazel Darwin-Edwards & Nik Paget-Tomlinson

Nik Paget-Tomlinson is a musician, composer and sound designer. From 2012 – 2014 Nik was artist in residence with Starcatchers, during which time he created the interactive sound installation Sonic Playground and the theatre piece Too Many Cooks.

Hazel Darwin-Edwards has worked on several projects and residencies with Starcatchers as a theatre maker, performer and puppeteer. Most recently she has been co-leading a project called Expecting Something with parents under 25 and their babies, and also delivering workshops across Scotland for adults who work with Early Years as part of their Creative Skills Programme.

The Production

Hoops and loops and spinning discs

Spotlights, drums and surprising sounds

A bowl that sings in a circle world

Where everything is round and round

Be part of a loopy journey where you can imagine, watch and play.

Hazel worked with nurseries in the local area to try out ideas, watch how children play and interact with their surroundings and see how little ones react to different art forms. All this research culminated in Hazel’s first performances Round in Circles, which opened on 30 June.

Especially designed for babies and toddlers aged 1-3, Round in Circles immerses them in a world where everything is circular. Performance mixed in with time to play holds the audience captivated as Hazel introduces characters and acts out their journeys. With a beautiful score of live music composed and played by Nik Paget-Tomlinson, magical shadows and spinning tops, Round in Circles is an experience you will not want to miss.

Audience Feedback

‘The music and lights gave a lovely sensory experience. Really enjoyable.’


‘It was truly magical. A great way to introduce children to the theatre. More please! I would highly recommend it.’


‘The music was excellent. The range of stimulus – right colour and sound, it had it all.’


‘Held the children’s attention for the length of the show. No mean feat!’

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