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This article is from 2007.

• The Elves and the Shoemaker The creators of last year’s superb The King’s Got Donkey’s Ears return with more beautifully crafted puppets and witty storytelling. Quaker Meeting House, 220 6109, 6–25 Aug (not 12, 19), 2.30pm, £7 (£5).

• Silly Billy Bum Breath Strikes Back Old Bum Breath is back and that can only spell trouble. Zany sketch show comedy from the French & Saunders of children’s theatre. Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 5–27 Aug (not 20 & 21), 2pm, £7.50. Previews 3 & 4 Aug, £6.50.

• Monster Hits and Does A Monster Live Next Door? Two new shows from the inimitable Tall Stories. See Big Pic, left. C too, 0845 2601234, 2–27 Aug (not 13), 2.10pm (Monster Hits) 3.20pm (Does A Monster), £6.50–£8.50 (£4.50–£6.50).

• The Big Filling: This Time It’s Pie-Sonal Atmospheric detective thriller laden with groan-worthy pie puns. See preview, page 41. Underbelly, 0870 7453083, 4–27 Aug (not 15), 10.45am, £8–£9 (£5–£6). Previews 2–4 Aug, £4.

• Claytime Get your hands dirty at this wonderfully interactive show for ages 3–6. See preview, page 40. Assembly Universal Arts, Freemason’s Hall, 623 3030, 4–27 Aug (not 15), 10.45am, £8 (£7). Previews 2–3 Aug, £5.

• The Man Who Planted Trees Comic puppet adaptation of this timeless ecological tale, in which one man transforms a landscape with thousands of trees. Scottish Storytelling Centre, 556 9579, 4–27 Aug, 1pm, £7.50 (£5).

• The Selfish Crocodile Using beautifully made puppets, the excellent Blunderbus Theatre Company bring this colourful storybook to life. Venue 45, 556 0476, 2–25 Aug, 10.15am (5, 12 & 19 Aug 2.35pm), £6.50 (£5.50).

This article is from 2007.

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