Children's shows from Scotland at 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Shows from Catherine Wheels, Frozen Charlotte, Le Petit Monde and more

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This article is from 2012.

Children's shows from Scotland at 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk

It’s great to have so many visiting companies at the Fringe, but just for a moment, we’re going to celebrate the home-grown Scottish talent right on our doorstep

The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk

One of Scotland’s finest children’s theatre companies, Catherine Wheels, tell a moving tale of friendship, bullying and triumph.
Traverse @ Scottish Book Trust, 228 1404, until Aug 26, 1.30pm, £10 (family ticket £32).

Paperbelle

A wee girl made of paper is the star of the show in this clever production for pre-schoolers, from Edinburgh-based Frozen Charlotte theatre company.
Assembly Royal Botanic Garden, 623 3030, until 27 Aug, 10.30am, 11.45am & 1.30pm, £7.

The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean

Puppeteer Shona Reppe has long been one of the brightest stars on the Scottish children’s theatre scene, and this show continues that reputation.
Traverse @ Scottish Book Trust, 228 1404, until Aug 26, 11am, £10 (family ticket £32).

Lapin Wants Ice Cream

The perfect introduction to a foreign language for tiny ones, with French words peppered throughout this puppet show by Edinburgh’s Le Petit Monde.
Institut français d’Ecosse, 225, 5366, until 27 Aug (not 19 & 26), 10am, £7 (£5).

Children’s Underground Tour

Edinburgh itself takes centre stage, when Auld Reekie Tours take you on a tour around some of the high and low points of the capital’s history.
Meet at The Tron Kirk, 557 4700, until 1 Sep, 3pm, £9 (£7).

This article is from 2012.

Paperbelle

An enchanting show about the world of colours presented by Frozen Charlotte. Ages 2–5.

The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean

  • 4 stars

Intriguing show from the much respected Shona Reppe Puppets about a mysterious scrapbook which leads to a strange paper room. Suitable for ages 6+.

The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk

Play from Catherine Wheels about a boy's first day at school and how it ends up giving him the nickname Pondlife McGurk. Ages 8+.

Children's Underground Tour

Come and join the Auld Reekie Tours team for some magic storytelling in Edinburgh's most haunted underground candlelit vaults! In our infamous underground candlelit vaults and passageways, let our guide spellbind your children with thrilling historical tales in a location dating back to the 1700s, where every stone has a…

Lapin Wants Ice Cream

  • 3 stars

Le Petit Monde. It's summer time! Just back from French Brittany, Tania has brought in her suitcase a tiny beach where Lapin, the French rabbit, has made his holiday home. But it is hot! And Lapin is thirsty. After a successful Fringe debut in 2011, the French puppets are back! Join them in their new summer adventure…

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