This article is from 2009.
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).