Hitlist - the best kids' Festival shows
This article is from 2007.
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).