Hitlist - the best Festival events for kids
This article is from 2007.
Men of Steel Mad puppetry and messy food combine in this chaotic Australian show. Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, until 27 Aug (not 20), 11am, £8–£9 (£7–£8).
The Elves and the Shoemaker The most beautifully crafted puppets in town, from Fringe favourites the Theatre of Widdershins. Quaker Meeting House, 220 6109, until 25 Aug (not 19), 2.30pm, £7 (£5).
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, 12.15pm, £9–£10 (£8–£9).
Modern Cautionary Tales For Children Poetry, dark tales and lots of fun participation from the very wonderful Murray Lachlan Young. Gilded Balloon Teviot, 668 1633, until 27 Aug (not 20), noon, £6–£7 (£5–£6).
The Big Filling: This Time It’s Pie-Sonal Pie puns and film noir fun abound in this daft detective thriller, made as much for grown-ups as children. Underbelly, 0870 745 3083, until 27 Aug (not 15), 10.45am, £8–£9 (£5–£6).
The Boy and the Dog Who Walked to the Moon Adventurous tale filled with charming storytelling and witty narration. Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 27 Aug, 11.35am, £7.50 (£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, until 27 Aug, 2.10pm, £6.50–£8.50 (£4.50–£6.50).