Katy Wilson & Matt Addicott

Katy Wilson likes to create new worlds and environments for people to feel good, relaxed and inspired in – often sophisticated and far from conventional baby friendly spaces – she likes to shake things up. Katy created Starcatchers’ creative play space for babies 0-24 months and their adults, Blue Block Studio, and also delivers the Expecting Something project for young parents and their babies under two.

Matt Addicott is a performance maker and theatre director. He first worked with Starcatchers in 2007, performing in Little Light and went on to become Starcatchers Artist in Residence at Platform in Glasgow. Matt has created numerous productions and experiences for early years audiences, and is also a regular contributor to the Creative Skills programme.

The Production

Professor Katy and Doctor Matt have tried almost everything they can think of to make the biggest Hoover the world has ever seen.

They’ve got safety specs.

A big space.

And a ton of small explosives, all they need now is small children to help out.


THIS WORKSHOP SUCKS is a fun and interactive workshop for early years. Children heard all about Hetty the Hoover and the love of her life – Mike Dust. Combining theatre, art and moving image, this is a unique opportunity for nurseries to take part in a beautiful and inspiring workshop

THIS SUCKS leads onto developing the film THIS SUCKS THE MOVIE with Toad’s Caravan and the Edinburgh International Film Festival.


Inspiration Festival and Tots Fest | Autumn 2011

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