Hitlist - the best kids' Festival shows

  • The List
  • 9 August 2007

This article is from 2007.

Aesop's Fables


Aesop’s Fables With the aid of three hugely talented performers, former Children’s Laureate, Michael Morporgo transforms Aesop’s morality tales into a fun five star show for both adults and children. Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, until 27 Aug (not 13), 12.15pm, £9–£10 (£8–£9).

Modern Cautionary Tales For Children Poetry, tales and lots of fun participation from the very wonderful Murray Lachlan Young. Gilded Balloon Teviot, 668 1633, until 27 Aug (not 13, 20), noon, £6–£7 (£5–£6).

Monster Hits A bored grandson soon finds fun in his attic bedroom, in this lively show with catchy tunes from Tall Stories. C too, 0845 2601234, 2–27 Aug (not 13), 2.10pm, £6.50–£8.50 (£4.50–£6.50).

The Greatest Bubble Show On Earth The Amazing Bubble Man has travelled all the way from America to blow bubbles for you – it would be rude not to attend. Great fun for all ages. C Central, 0845 2601234, until 27 Aug, noon, £5.50–£7.50 (£4.50–£6.50).

Potted Potter With Potter fever gripping the world, this show couldn’t be more timely. All six books, plus a wee taste of the seventh, done at breakneck speed. Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 27 Aug (not 15, 22), 1pm, £8.50 (£7.50).

Little Bear Gentle storytelling, flawless puppetry, and evocative sound and music from France’s Théâtre du Risorius. Sweet Grassmarket, 0870 241 0136, until 27 Aug, 10.30am & 11.15am, £6 (£4).

Murray Lachlan Young

  • 5 stars

An amusing and entertaining hour from the poet author of 'Simply Everyone's Taking Cocaine'. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

Monster Hits

  • 4 stars

A fun, song-filled show for ages 3+, and one of two shows by Tall Stories this year in celebration of their 10th anniversary. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

Aesop's Fables

  • 5 stars

Aesop's timeless fables are fleshed out by Scamp Theatre into sharp, witty, theatrical vignettes. Perfect for adults and children alike. Ages 5+. 'Part of the Bank of Scotland Imaginate Theatre Festival'.

Little Bear

  • 4 stars

Engaging French puppetry starring little teddy bears. Ages 18months-4 years. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

Modern Cautionary Tales for Children

Murray Lachlan cautions kids in their own language - via toilets, poo and death - in this mix of poetry, music, comedy and audience participation. Ages 5-10. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

Potted Potter

  • 4 stars

Dan and Jeff take on all six of the Harry Potter novels (and include a sneak peak into the seventh) in an irreverent and goofy, low budget, high humour show. Ages 6+. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

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