"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."
"Craig Higginson is a writer, theatre director and university lecturer who lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. Plays published by Oberon Books include: Dream of the Dog, The Girl in the Yellow Dress and The Jungle Book. His novels include The Hill, Last Summer and The Landscape Painter. Craig's writing has won several awards in the United Kingdom and South Africa, including the Sony Gold Award, an Edinburgh Fringe First and the Naledi Award for Best New South African Play. His plays have toured widely internationally and have been subscribed as university set-works in South Africa, Canada and the United States. He is currently the Literary Manager of Johannesburg's Market Theatre."