Hitlist - the best Festival events for kids

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This article is from 2007.

Hitlist - the best Festival events for kids

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, noon, £6–£7 (£5–£6).

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).

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, 2.30pm, £7 (£5).

The Selfish Crocodile Colourful fun in the jungle for ages 3–7, from the wonderful Blunderbus Theatre Company. Venue 45, 556 0476, until 25 Aug, 10.15am, £6.50 (£5.50).

Monster Hits/Does A Monster Live Next Door? Two fantastic new shows from Tall Stories. A bored grandson finds fun in his attic bedroom in Monster Hits for ages 3–6, and a clever whodunnit is resolved in Does A Monster Live Next Door? for ages 6+. C too, 0845 260 1234, until 27 Aug, 2.10pm, £6.50–£8.50 (£4.50–£6.50).

Men of Steel
Mad puppetry and messy food combine in this chaotic Australian show. Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, until 27 Aug, 11am, £8–£9 (£7–£8).

The Big Filling: This Time It’s Pie-Sonal Pie puns and Film Noir fun abound in this daft, fun detective thriller. Underbelly, 0870 745 3083, until 27 Aug, 10.45am, £8–£9 (£5–£6).

This article is from 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'.

The Elves and the Shoemaker

  • 5 stars

The story of the kindly shoemaker and his wife and the mysterious helpers who turn around their fortunes, directed by new Rep Associate Director Jemima Levick and performed by the Rep Ensemble with magic, songs and puppetry. Suitable for ages 4+.

The Big Filling: This Time It's Pie-Sonal

  • 4 stars

Atmospheric detective thriller laden with groan-worth pie puns. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

The Selfish Crocodile

  • 5 stars

Using beautifully made puppets the excellent Blunderbus Theatre Company bring this colourful storybook to life. Managing to get the puppets right, the songs catchy and the story great, it's also engaging enough to keep accompanying adults happy. Ages 4-7. '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'.

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'.

Monster Hits

Staying with his grumpy Grandpa, William tries to sleep in his spooky attic room. But there is strange music coming from out of the darkness... From Tall Stories, the company behind 'The Gruffalo'. Ages 3+

Men of Steel

  • 4 stars

Mad puppetry and messy food combine in this chaotic Australian show. Ages 4+. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

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