Kids Shows Hitlist
This article is from 2009.
Andy and Mike’s … Big Box of Bananas
This comedic hour from CBeebies presenter, Andy Day and his equally daft pal, Mike is packed to the rafters with silliness. Merriment and mayhem that’s quite literally for all the family.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 23 Aug, 12.50pm, £8 (£6).
Rapunzel and the Tower of Doom
Another triumph for the Theatre of Widdershins, as they deliver a fun take on the popular tale. Featuring beautiful sets and puppets.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 556 9579, 7-30 Aug (not 17 & 24), 11am, £7.50 (£5).
Room on the Broom
The team that brought you The Gruffalo have surpassed themselves with this lively adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s picture book. Highly recommended.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 31 Aug (not 19 & 20), 2.30pm, £8.50–£9.80 (£7.50–£8.50).
Giraffes Can’t Dance
Bandy legged and uncoordinated, Gerald the giraffe was the outcast of the jungle – until he learned to dance to his own tune. Imaginative storytelling and song, with large-scale puppets from Blunderbus Theatre Company.
The Space @ Royal College of Surgeons, 0845 508 8515, until 29 Aug (not 16), 10.35am (9 & 23, 2.35pm), £7 (£6).
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night
An old fashioned yarn for modern audiences, as storytellers Danya Miller and Louise Coigley bring Janet and Allan Ahlberg’s tale to life.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 556 9579, until Aug 14, 1pm; then at Valvona & Crolla, 556 7800, Aug 15 & 21-22, 10.30am, Aug 16-20, 1pm, £7.50 (£5).