Thursday 2 - Saturday 4 May 2019
A female actor holding a pair of kaleidoscope glasses up to her eyes

Event Details

Blink. Blink again. What do you see?

Day by day your world is filling up with colour, little one.
Reds and blues, yellows and greens. Twinkling lights that glisten and gleam.
Your reflection is staring back at you. Wide eyed and full of hope. Mirrors, lights, colours and sounds. The world is your Kaleidoscope.

Kaleidoscope is a brand new piece of theatre for babies aged 6 – 18 months inspired by research into how a baby’s sense of sight develops and how they instinctively begin to categorise colour.

Kaleidoscope is Filskit Theatre’s first piece for babies. Using their unique blend of gentle, playful performance, sound and lighting, babies and their grown ups are invited in to join us as we discover the multicoloured world of Kaleidoscope.

This piece has been made in response to the latest research by the University of Sussex Baby Lab about how babies ‘colour in the world’, with mentoring support from renowned Director, Sarah Argent.

More information on the scientific research behind this piece can be found here


“The young audience watch completely transfixed” — Children’s Theatre Reviews

“Entrancing and perfectly timed.” — Children’s Theatre Reviews

“All the babies sat captivated, jaws open, eyes wide as if it was the most amazing thing they’d ever seen. Even the most adventurous crawlers were stopped in their tracks.” — The News, Portsmouth



Created and performed by Katy Costigan, Victoria Dyson, Sarah Shephard
Lighting Design by Ric Mountjoy
Set and Costume Design by Kate Unwin
Sound Design by Edward Lewis

Filskit is a Shetland word meaning “highly spirited, mischievous and excitable”.


Filskit Theatre is a trio of ladies with a passion for performance and projection. We strive to create work that ignites the imaginations of young audiences and their families. With original music, wordless performances, shadows and magical lights, we create our very own Filskit blend of a show.

At the heart of our work is our interest in technology and how it can be used to help immerse young audiences in the world of a story. We work with lighting, projection and puppetry to create a visual language that is both engaging and accessible.

We place our young audiences at the centre of our devising process and strive to explore themes and issues that are relevant to them. As a touring company we have taken our unique blend of theatre to children and their families in arts venues, schools and festivals across London, the South East and beyond.

Our past shows include ‘The Feather Catcher’, ‘Breaking The Ice’, a co-production with the Unicorn Theatre and ‘Bright Sparks’. Filskit Theatre are Associate Artists of Stratford Circus, The Egg and The Point.


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This show is billed as part of Paint The Town Festival in conjunction with Battersea Arts Centre and The Collaborative Touring Network.

Time:9 AM - 3 PM
Location:Medway Adult Education, Rochester Community Hub, Eastgate Rochester, Kent. ME1 1EW.
Cost:£5.50 - £7.50
Suitable for:16 - 18 months

Supported By

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