Big Bite-Size Play Factory’s Family Creatures offers five, family-friendly plays

This article is from 2013

Big Bite-Size Play Factory’s Family Creatures

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 show promises 'not to patronise'

The Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show has been delighting Fringe audiences for years with short plays in the morning, but in 2013 the group brings its first show for children to Edinburgh: The Big Bite-Size Play Factory’s Family Creatures.

‘Big Bite-Size Breakfast has been performing award-winning international short plays for nearly ten years,’ explains producer Sophia George. ‘We are sent so many wonderful plays from around the world, many beautifully crafted stories that younger people could also relate to. So we felt it was important to use these inspiring plays to reach out to a younger audience.’

The show consists of five short plays, featuring the eponymous family creatures. ‘It’s very important to us that children and adults are equally entertained,’ says George. ‘In fact, a number of the plays in Family Creatures have also been used in our adult Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show. We promise not to patronise, and we passionately believe that children are equally entitled to an exceptional standard of five-star theatre.’

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 3–26 Aug (not 13, 20), 1pm, £8–£9 (£6–£7). Previews 31 Jul–2 Aug, £6.

Big Bite-Size Play Factory's Family Creatures

White Room Theatre's Bite-Size Plays. Magical, mystical and mythical creatures from past and present with one thing in common - they have issues. A ghost who can't scare people, a snobby, pretentious unicorn who's a bit too demanding for her own good, a bossy turkey who's running out of friends and a devious dragon who'll…