Part realism, part nightmare, acclaimed South African playwright Craig Higginson
's play takes us on an unforgettable journey into our unconscious ancestral memory.
"A group of friends who were at school together decide to spend the night in some underground caves that are part of the Cradle of Humankind network, thirty miles outside of Johannesburg. The oldest pre-human remains have been found there, including a three million year old hominin called Little Foot. As the group go deeper into the caves, and their ancient history emerges, forces are unleashed between them and around them that appear to have tragic consequences. Part realism, part nightmare, acclaimed South African playwright Craig Higginson
's play takes us on an unforgettable journey into our unconscious ancestral memory. Little Foot was originally commissioned by the National Theatre for the Connections 2012 festival. Published here is an extended version Craig Higginson
wrote for the Grahamstown Main Festival (2012) and the Market Theatre, Johannesburg."
codirected his own play, “Laughter in the Dark,” for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Startford-upon-Avon, and has assisted such directors as Michael Attenborough, Lindsay Posner, Barney Simon, and Tim Supple. He is the author of “Embodied Laughter.”