Toddlers are natural born hecklers, unafraid to fill the air with wails, boos or cries of "I don't like it!" So it's a real testament to the skill of Francisca Morton that the first kid to break her audience's silence was a tiny, wondering voice saying, "This is funny!" And her French-accented storytelling show genuinely is, whether you're two, three, four or fighting off an Edinburgh hangover with a grown-up sized vat of coffee.
She's chic and prim in a smart red outfit, with a matching handbag that turns into a bus and drives her off to the circus – starring a hippo, performing dogs, a seal and a friendly cat. But all these thrills and spills fit neatly onto a tabletop. Her artfully designed circus is a neat cardboard construction that conceals more surprises than an advent calendar. She lifts flaps, pulls levers and shakes clappers to bring her 2D stars to life.