So Far So Good

A young child with long blonde hair dressed in yellow runs up the rocky slope of a mountain in the Cairngorms, a cloudy blue sky and more hills in the background.
Photo credit: Ruari Lambert

So Far So Good is an adventurous new contemporary circus show for ages 3-6. Three performers use daring acrobatics to explore flying, falling, steep places, precipices and the sharp rocks you come across on the way up.

Created in the Cairngorms with the children who live in wild places, and drawing on their lived experience of false summits, dangerous scrambles, and hiking to the top, this is a show which celebrates the joy of dancing along the edge, scaling the heights and discovering the secret rest places and long views along the way.

A show for anyone who has ever asked “Are we there yet?” Because however high we get, are we ever really there?

So Far So Good has been commissioned by Imaginate, in partnership with Aberdeen Performing Arts. It premiered in May 2024 and appeared at he Edinburgh International Children’s Festival, and Light the Blue Festival in Aberdeen, as well as touring across Scotland including in the Highlands and community venues in Strathspey.


Created by SUPERFAN

Co-Directors – Ellie Dubois & Kim Donohoe
Composers & Sound designers – Pete Lannon & Rory Clark
Scenographer – Rachel O’Neill
Lighting Designer – Michaella Fee
Dramaturg – Rishi Trikha
Performers – JD Broussé, Joana Dias, Michelle Ross
Production Manager – Kev Murray
Stage Manager – Susan McWhirter
Tour Technician – Emma Campbell
Producer – Nicola Lawton

Special thanks to: Grantown playgroup, the P1s at Grantown Primary School & the teachers/staff for their enthusiastic help in making the show. Josie and Martha Clark for their voices and sound effects. Ruari Lambert & Hector Lambert-Dubois for the poster image. Lyth Arts for supporting the early stages of the research and development of this show.

Supported by the Creative Scotland Open Fund. The Children’s Festival on Tour is supported by the Scottish Government’s Festivals Expo Fund.

Production photos by Brian Hartley/Stillmotion Arts.