Fringe for (around) a fiver: Kids
- Kelly Apter
- 22 July 2011
This article is from 2011.
The affordable kids' shows appearing at the Fringe this year
Taking the whole family to a Fringe show can be an expensive business these days. So it pays to get out there early and soak up some previews. Here are just a few of the top shows that are charging £5 for their opening performances on 3-5 Aug.
Australian company Asking for Trouble use clowning, acrobatics and lots of cardboard in their award-winning show Bubblewrap and Boxes at the Gilded Balloon. Fans of Lynley Dodd’s picture books will be pleased to see that last year’s charming Fringe show Hairy Maclary and Friends is back, with a new crop of stories and songs at Assembly George Square. Also at that venue you’ll find the puppet sequel to the Ugly Duckling, the witty Chronicles of Bitter and Twisted, and The One Show’s resident scientist Marty Jopson in Inventions Going Bang.
If you head into the Pleasance Courtyard, you’ll find Tim FitzHigham and Tiernan Douieb on a haphazard journey to the coldest place on Earth in The Adventurers Club – The Great Arctic Caper. Equally silly, The Tim Bat Trick Show blends quirky comedy and skilful trickery courtesy of Perrier Award-winning juggler Tim Bat.
Or you could check out Lyngo Theatre’s smash hit interactive show Snow Play, with snowball fights and a whole lot of clowning around. Although if you’re really looking for a bargain, for just £3 you can experience the live performance, puppetry and projections that make up The Incredible Book Eating Boy, shown inside a unique installation in the Courtyard for just two people at a time.
Various venues, Edinburgh, 3-5 Aug.