Festival kids' shows hitlist

  • The List
  • 14 August 2008

This article is from 2008.

Potted Pirates

Fast-paced comedic action from the team behind Potted Potter, bringing you nautical silliness and audience participation on the high seas. Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 25 Aug, 3pm, £9–£10 (£8–£9).

Visualise Reloaded

The 'Science Made Simple' team are back to live up to their name, and give you a few laughs at the same time. Venue 13, 07074 201313, until 24 Aug, Noon (14-16 Aug) & 2.15pm (17-24 Aug), £8 (£5).


More musical instruments than you can shake a stick at, and more bird poo than the world can cope with in this fast, funny environmental musical. Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 25 Aug, 12.50pm, £8.50 (£7).

Three Billy Goats Gruff & Other Furry Tails

The talented man behind last year's Elves and the Shoemaker returns with more beautifully crafted puppets and charming silliness. Scottish Storytelling Centre, 556 9579, until 23 Aug (not 17), 11am, £7.50 (£5).

Heartbreak Soup

This energetic, yet tender look at a young boy waiting for a heart transplant might have parents blubbing at the end, but there are plenty of laughs along the way. Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 2-25 Aug (not 13 & 14), 11.30am, £7.50 (£6).

Painting Music Workshop

A colourful way to introduce children (and grown-ups) to music appreciation. Pick up a paintbrush, listen to the live playing and get creative. Sweet ECA, 0870 2410136, until 25 Aug, 12.50pm, £3 (£5.50).

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