Twinkle Twonkle makes children's theatre from nursery rhymes

Tall Stories return to Fringe after success of The Gruffalo

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This article is from 2010.

Twinkle Twonkle makes children's theatre from nursery rhymes

Though they’ll always be best known for their charming adaptation of The Gruffalo, there’s a whole lot more to Tall Stories than a pair of terrible teeth. Regular visitors to the Fringe for over a decade, the company is known for its winning combination of catchy songs, compelling stories and great acting; and we’ve no reason to assume this year will be any different.

Inspired by nursery rhymes and the Big Bang, Twinkle Twonkle features a brother and sister who love looking at the stars. One night, their telescope extends right up to the sky, introducing them to all manner of inter-galactic characters, from Pegasus the flying horse to the cow who jumped over the moon. Also this year, Tall Stories is giving you the chance to help plan its next show. Two interactive workshops will gather young opinions, so that next year you can say, ‘I helped make that!’

Pleasance Dome, Bristo Square, 0131 556 6550, 7–30 Aug (not 18, 25), 2pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7.50–£8.50). Previews 4–6 Aug, 2pm, £6.50

Tall Stories’ New Show, Pleasance Courtyard, Pleasance, 0131 556 6550, 7 & 8 Aug, 4pm, £4 (£3).

This article is from 2010.

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Stella loves the stars. But one night her brother Ryan looks through their telescope and sees a cow jumping over the moon. And the Great Bear and the Little Bear have been joined by a medium-sized bear… Something is wrong in the night sky. Ryan wishes on a star, extends the telescope all the way and starts climbing up…

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