Make, Walk, Watch, and Fly  

Flutterby is full of Fidget Feet’s unique blend of music, comedy, theatre, contemporary dance and aerial dance. Flutterby weaves craft workshops, the Irish language and Irish dancing into this wonderful story for 4-10 year-olds and their families.

If you enjoyed our other work for children, House! and Strange Feathers. You will thoroughly enjoy Flutterby. In association with Siamsa Tíre and Shortworks Network, Ireland and support from the Arts Council of Ireland.

Learn all about two little caterpillars and their journey to fly as moths and butterflies.

“Lovely storytelling and music. Nice to see and be so close to the show.”

Parent – Siamsa Tire Show


Choreographer: Chantal McCormick
Composer: Jym Daly
Performers: Jym Daly, Maire Dee, Emma Poole, Kate Finegan, Sara Granda, Hannah Scully, Claire Caroll, Grant Goldie, Morgan Cooke,
Costume designer: Abby Grewcock
Set designer: Gemma Morris
Lighting designer: Fenna Hirschheydt
Aerial rigging design: Lee Clayden, Tony Mahon
Technical Managers on tour: Paul Edwards and Gearoid Ó hAllmhuráin
Photographer: Vitalij Kazackov, Josh Roxby, and Jym Daly
Videographer: Exhale Productions and Jym Daly
Producer: Juley-Ann Collins
Designer: Darragh Kinch

With special thanks to Maria Fleming for believing in Chantal’s idea for Hatch since 2015, where Flutterby derived. 

Arts-Science mentor: Nick Roth
Entomology advisor: Christopher Grinter, California Academy of Sciences
Dramaturge: Kellie Hughes
Vocal Composition (Pearl’s voice): Dr. Hannah Fahey

 Workshop Facilitator Ennis – Joanna McGlynn

Early development work: Ernie Nolan, Executive Artistic Director Nashville Children’s Theatre USA
Original set designer: Naomhan McKeon Joyce
The Ark: Chantal was selected onto the Hatch programme in 2015
The Riverbank Arts Centre: Aleksandra Rosiak
Shortworks Network: The Ark, Riverbank Arts Centre, Linenhall Arts Centre and Draíocht
Siamsa Tíre Producers 2019 tour


Notes for Producers


Flutterby is currently available to tour worldwide. It is suitable for parks, woodlands and urban settings. Flutterby is the outdoor version of Hatch.

Click below to view the indoor versions of Hatch. If you’d like information on pricing and availability then contact us info@fidgetfeet.com

Hatch 1 

Hatch 2


Where to See this Show

There are currently no scheduled performances for this show. Join our mailing and we’ll let you know about upcoming tours!

Meet Bláithín “she loves caterpillars, moths and butterflies”. Follow her on her adventurous journey with Uncle Rusty to find Pearl, the most extraordinary butterfly with the most exquisite colourful wings. 

“Lovely to have the kids on stage, very unusual to have that opportunity.”

Parent – Siamsa Tire Show

“A magical performance keeping both children and parents immersed in their world full of soothing sounds and dialogs that can be meaningful from 5-50 years old. The actors are so committed to the roles they play it was easy to forget that they were acting and the aerial dance is stunning.”

–Magdalena Grupa, Parent

Supported by


Flutterby was performed in 2022 as part of Faoin Spéir In The Open. A programme of open-air arts events in towns, villages, and cities around Ireland. 

Funded by Clare County Council

Supported by Glór Ennis

Flutterby also performed as part of Cruinniù Na Nóg

Funded by Clare County Council


“I loved this show! I know it was for 4 to 10-year-olds but this granny loved it. The aerial work was fascinating. The story was beautifully and simply told.”

Audience member


It’s Dance! It’s Creative! It’s flying with style! Combining athleticism & creative expression. While using low-hanging trapeze, aerial silks, spirals, hoops & cocoons. A beautiful art form, while having fun and building strength!

Wanna try it out?

Our Aerial Creation Centre in Limerick provides workshops, kids classes, adult classes & bootcamps.