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This article is from 2009.

Kids hitlist

Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson’s popular storybook is transformed into a wonderful stage production by Tall Stories, complete with catchy songs, superb acting and a truly magnificent broom. Five stars.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 31 Aug, 2.30pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7.50–£8.50).

The Man Who Planted Trees
A beautiful story of regeneration, hope and how an unselfish act can change lives.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 556 9579, until 31 Aug, 5.30pm, £7 (£5).

Giraffes Can’t Dance
Blunderbus Theatre Company deliver another slice of puppet and musical fun with this lively adaptation of Giles Andreae’s storybook. Possibly the friendliest company on the Fringe.
The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, 0845 508 8515, until 29 Aug, 10.35am, £7 (£6).

The Greatest Bubble Show On Earth
If you’ve ever wondered what life looks like from inside a giant bubble, then stick your hand up to volunteer at this perennially popular show, and the Amazing Bubble Man will help you find out.
C too, 0845 260 1234, Noon & 1pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£6.50–£8.50).

Rapunzel and the Tower of Doom
The long-haired lassie gets a re-working by Theatre of Widdershins, in this 5-star show filled with innovative sets, superb puppets and witty storytelling.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 556 9579, until 30 Aug, 11am, £7.50 (£5).

The Wind in the Willows
A lively, comic and well-acted adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s popular story, courtesy of Cambridge University.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, until 31 Aug, 12.30pm, £7–£8 (£5–£6).

This article is from 2009.

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…

Room on the Broom

  • 5 stars

Following highly successful adaptations of Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child, Tall Stories presents another enchanting tale from this best-selling author set to charm and entertain audiences world-wide. Room on the Broom is brought to life with vibrant storytelling, charming puppetry and upbeat…

Greatest Bubble Show on Earth

Breathtaking bubbles, people-inside-bubbles, square bubbles, amazing bubble colours, sculptural bubbles, special effect bubbles. A show for kids of all ages to thrill, laugh, love, and learn about the world of bubble-ology.

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

  • 5 stars

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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