Our pick of shows for the little festival goer to enjoy
This article is from 2009.
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.