Best of the rest - Kids shows
This article is from 2008.
Mouse can scare hungry animals away with tales of the terrifying Gruffalo, but what happens when he comes face to face with the very creature he imagined?
C too, Johnston Terrace, 0845 260 1234, 31 Jul-25 Aug (not 12), 2.10pm, £7.50-£9.50 (£5.50-£8.50).
From the good people who brought you Potted Potter comes this compressed caper in which our heroes walk the plank amid derring-do on the high seas.
Pleasance Courtyard, The Pleasance, 0131 556 6550, 2-25 Aug (not 6, 13), 3pm, £9-£10 (£8-£9). Previews 30 Jul-1 Aug, £5.
Three Billy Goats Gruff & Other Furry Tails
The acclaimed Theatre of Widdershins reveal fairy tale secrets about Goldilocks, the troll, the wolf and those three little pigs.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, High Street, 0131 556 9579, 2-23 Aug (not 10, 17), 11am, £7.50 (£5).
Seeds, Reeds & Tales of the Unexpected
Kids author and poet Carol Ann Duffy and wind musician John Sampson combine for stories and sounds in palatial and relaxed surroundings.
Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith Row, 0131 552 7171, 18-25 Aug, noon, £6 (£3-£5).
Our feathered friends get eco-friendly and turn on human polluters, as they battle to save the planet with bird poop. A riotous hour inspired by Aristophanes’ The Birds.
Pleasance Courtyard, The Pleasance, 0131 556 6550, 2-25 Aug (not 13), 12.50pm, £8.50 (£7). Previews 30 & 31 Jul, £5.
Misterstourworm and the Kelpie’s Gift
A young hero embarks on a magical quest to free his folk from a fearsome and terrible monster. A stirring adventure set against a musical backdrop.
Musical Theatre, George Square, 0131 662 8740, 12-25 Aug, 10.30am, £6.50 (£5.50).
The Amazing Bubble Man
All things bubbly are explored in two shows. First up is The Greatest Bubble Show on Earth while Bubble-ology: Magic, Art and Science comes straight after. C too, Johnston Terrace, 0845 260 1234, 31 Jul-25 Aug (not 12), 12.10pm & 1.10pm, £6.50-£8.50 (£4.50-£7.50).
Comedy Club 4 Kids
The nippers get to steal the show here, thanks to James Campbell’s inventive initiative as our aspiring stand-ups take the mic. The Bongo Club, Holyrood Road, 0131 226 0000, 4-25 Aug, 6pm, £7-£8 (£6-£7). Previews 31 Jul-3 Aug, £5.
The Man Who Planted Trees
A lovely blend of comedy and puppetry as a French shepherd sets out with his dog to plant a forest and transform a barren wasteland. Scottish Storytelling Centre, High Street, 0131 556 9579, 2-24 Aug (not 4, 11, 18), 3pm, £7.50 (£5).
Dr Bunhead’s Crash Test Jelly Babies
The explosive telly scientist is back with combustible confectionery and bananas doing ballet. It could only be Bunhead. Musical Theatre, George Square, 0131 662 8740, 31 Jul-25 Aug (not 5 & 6, 12-20), 10am, £10 (£8).