Kids Hitlist

  • The List
  • 30 July 2009

This article is from 2009

Room on the Broom

Our pick of shows for the little festival goer to enjoy

Our pick of shows for the little festival goer to enjoy. And maybe the big one too

Rapunzel and the Tower of Doom: The ever-wonderful Theatre of Widdershins returns to the Fringe for another helping of puppetry fun. An exquisite set and witty storytelling should make this one of the best kids shows in town. Scottish Storytelling Centre, 556 9579, 7-30 Aug (not 10, 17 & 24), 11am, £7.50 (£5).

Andy and Mike’s … Big Box of Bananas:
Andy Day of CBeebies, and his partner in comedy, Mikey take you on a seriously bonkers quest to find out what’s inside ‘the box’. Prepare for much in the way of silliness. Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 9–23 Aug, 12.50pm, £8 (£6). Previews 7 & 8 Aug, 12.50pm, £6.

Room on the Broom:
Julia Donaldson’s picture book comes alive courtesy of the team who brought you The Gruffalo. Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 8–31 Aug (not 12, 19 & 20), 2.30pm, £8.50–£9.80 (£7.50–£8.50). Previews until 7 Aug, £6.50.

Giraffes Can’t Dance: Blunderbus Theatre Company captivates adults and children alike with its beautiful puppets and lively storytelling. The Space @ Royal College of Surgeons, 0845 508 8515, 8–29 Aug (not 16), 10.35am (9 & 23, 2.35pm), £7 (£6). Preview 7 Aug, 10.35am, £5.

The Wind in the Willows:
Kenneth Grahame’s novel gets a fresh, humorous re-working in this colourful production. Gilded Balloon Teviot, 7–31 Aug (not 18), 12.30pm, £7–£9 (£5–£6). Previews until 6 Aug, 12.30pm, £5.

Patrick Monahan’s Stories and Fables for Kids that Like to Sit at Tables!:
Likeable comedian, Patrick Monahan dresses up as a 467-year-old Middle Eastern storyteller. Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, 9–30 Aug (not 17), 1.30pm, £7–£8 (£6–£7). Previews 7 & 8 Aug, 1.30pm, £5.

Room on the Broom

  • Directed by: Olivia Jacobs
  • Written by: Toby Mitchell (adapt)

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children with stories of witches, cats, dogs, birds and frogs. Ages 3+.

Patrick Monahan's Stories and Fables for Kids that like to sit at Tables!

  • 4 stars

Stories told by 467-year-old storyteller from the Middle East who looks and sounds like comedian Patrick Monahan! For kids aged 5 to 105 years old.

Wind in the Willows

  • 4 stars

A sparky and imaginative reworking of the much-loved novel, crammed with silliness, wit and good-natured messing about. This show features 1930s lady weasels, an epic baguette duel, the majesty of the British countryside conveyed through mime, and undoubtedly the most glorious picnic ever staged. We all know the story…

Andy and Mike's … Big Box of Bananas

  • 4 stars

A mysterious, magical box appears, but to open it, CBeebies presenter Andy Day and comedy partner Michael James must take the journey of their life! Come and find out what's inside!

Giraffes Can't Dance

  • 4 stars

Gerald the giraffe was not a good dancer. Every year, he dreaded the great Jungle Dance. But one beautifulmoonlit night, Gerald discoversthat sometimes all we need is a different song to dance to!

Rapunzel and the Tower of Doom

Bad hair day? Pity Rapunzel: a mad witch climbing her locks every day. Ouch! Grimm tale returns to its dark roots. 'Very wonderful, beautiful puppets' - ★★★★★ (The List). 'Fantastic' - ★★★★★ (ThreeWeeks). Sell-out 2007/2008.


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