Lliam Paterson


A new co-commission with Royal & Derngate, Northampton
Supported by Scottish Opera’s Education Angels
& New Commissions Circle

Edinburgh Academy


Fri 2 Aug to Fri 16 Aug

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Royal & Derngate


Tue 27 Aug to Sun 1 Sep

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Following the enormous popularity of BambinO, composer Lliam Paterson is back with a brand new opera for 12 to 24 month olds. 

Lliam, director Roxana Haines and designers Giuseppe Belli and Emma Belli (BambinO 2017) have created a show that is full of imagination – a magical journey of discovery for those taking their first small steps into the big wide world.

‘A perfect piece for the youngest audience’ Sunday Herald on BambinO 2018

A little fox is sent on an adventure to explore the world and learn to see through the eyes of other creatures. Stretched out in the sun as a cat, soaring in the sky as a butterfly... it’s fun to be someone else. But, as Mother Vixen guides her cub’s journey from the shadows, will the little one discover what it takes to become an excellent fox?

Set in a woodland world where anything can happen, this engaging mix of music and puppetry is an interactive experience for small people and their adults to enjoy together. Performed by two singers, a cellist and a percussionist, Paterson’s score draws on influences from French Baroque dances to contemporary opera – all cleverly re-imagined for an audience at the very start of their musical lives. 

Running time approx. 45 mins


This production is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Cast & Creative Team

Katie Grosset

Daniel Keating-Roberts

Laura Sergeant

Michael D Clark

Roxana Haines

Giuseppe Belli & Emma Belli

Puppet Designer
Mervyn Millar for Significant Object

With thanks to the following people for their help with the Research and Development of Fox-tot! :

Jennifer Bates, Julie Burns, Caitlyn Fergusson, Marie Hart, Katie Hutcheson, Piran Legg, Karen McIver, Douglas Nairn, Steinvor Palsson and Benjamin Williamson