Children's show highlights from the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe

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This article is from 2013.

Children's show highlights from the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe

My Brother the Robot
From The Gruffalo to Mr Benn, each Fringe Tall Stories brings with it a cast-iron guarantee of fine acting, interesting stories and catchy tunes. Back for another year, the company’s latest tale features a lonely little girl whose father builds her a brother to play with.
Pleasance Courtyard, 31 Jul–25 Aug.

Crying Out Loud presents l’Après-midi d’un Foehn
You’ll never look at a carrier bag in the same way again, after experiencing this unique show from France’s Company Non Nova. Whether you’re four or forty, prepare to be charmed by colourful plastic figures ‘dancing’ on currents of air to Debussy’s beautiful score.
Summerhall, 2–25 Aug.

Aliens Love Underpants
The mischievous, underwear-obsessed extra-terrestrials from Claire Freedman and Ben Cort’s popular picture book are beamed down from page to stage in this musical romp for 2 to 8 year-olds. Pleasance Courtyard, 7–22 Aug.

Innocence
A gentle yet engaging introduction to contemporary dance, and the work of poet and visual artist William Blake, for ages 0–7. Performed in the round with a real sense of playfulness by Scottish Dance Theatre, this piece takes little ones into the heart of the action.
Summerhall, 13–25 Aug.

Titus
Finding a theatre piece to engage older children can be a challenge, but Titus has captured the imagination of young people across Europe. Aimed at ages ten and over, this powerful show starts with a disillusioned boy standing on the roof of his school, taking the audience on a journey that’s both witty and moving.
Summerhall, 2–25 Aug.

This article is from 2013.

Aliens Love Underpants

  • Directed by: Adam Bampton-Smith
  • Written by: Claire Freedman

A close encounter of the 'pantastic' kind.

My Brother the Robot

  • 4 stars

When Bobbie tells her inventor dad that she's lonely, he gets to work to build her a little robot brother. A new show combining humour, music and storytelling from Tall Stories, recommended for ages 3+.

l'Apres-midi d'un Foehn – Version 1

  • 4 stars

This is the moment that the real life of the plastic bag begins its own life without us. An ethereal and magical performance art piece, accompanied by classic Debussy music. A ballet mistress has created a piece of choreography performed by plastic dancers, propelled by currents of air on the lyrical music. The piece…

Titus

  • 4 stars

By Jan Sobrie, new English version by Oliver Emanuel. Directed by Lu Kemp, produced by macrobert. A drama about telling big lies and small truths. About pigs that fall in love. About crows that talk. About fish that fall from the sky. About running away and finding yourself. The story of a 10 year-old boy on the edge…

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