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Huggers – Free Festival Family Fun

August 15, 2012 |

3 Star ***

Huggers is a mad mix of a family cabaret / comedy show, with various acts popping along to perform to a bus load of children. Host Nik Coppin is genial, gently teasing front row siblings into giving … Read More

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

August 15, 2012 |

4 Star

****

Fun Scottish Dancing for all the family is what this says, and that’s pretty much what you get. I say pretty much, as the flyer’s age group (3-7) was fairly accurate (some younger siblings weren’t entirely keen), … Read More

Alchemy Menagerie

August 15, 2012 |

3 Star ***

Alchemy Menagerie handed us a ticket at the Meadows, and turned out to be an interesting find. Tucked away within Summerhall, artists guide youngsters of all ages through various craft activities, while also offering beanbags to slump … Read More

Giddy Goat

August 15, 2012 |

Four Star

****

Giddy Goat is afraid to jump, which makes it pretty difficult to play rock rounders with his brother and sister. His identity crisis is a pity, because it’s clearly established: “it’s great to be a goat” and … Read More

Lapin Wants Ice Cream

August 15, 2012 |

Three Star

*** Aimed at 3-5s, Lapin and Le Petit Monde are back at the fringe to help teach pre-schoolers a little French, and to have a lot of fun.

The show has a slightly slow start, but it warms … Read More

Greek Myths for Kids

August 12, 2012 |

Four Star

****

As we file in, the cast are among the audience, chatting to the children about their Greek myths knowledge. They then bound on stage, and go on to use a wide range of techniques to tell four … Read More

Flamenco for Kids

August 12, 2012 |

Three Star

***

This is less show, more workshop, where any children feeling brave enough take to the stage, and learn the fundamental skills of flamenco. The basics are stomping and clapping to the music, and although this was a … Read More

The Snail and the Whale

August 12, 2012 |

Four Star

****

When a Julia Donaldson book is adapted for the fringe, there’s no lack of eager audience, as her fans are only small in stature, not in numbers. And the Snail and the Whale is a particularly sweet … Read More

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales

August 12, 2012 |

Five Star

*****

There are four of Julia Donaldson’s stories in this show, so while not every toddler will know them all, most will know enough to have a great time, and it didn’t matter whether or not you knew … Read More

The Red Bus Puppet Show

August 12, 2012 |

One Star

*

There was some lovely a capella singing in this show, which told the tale of Briar Rose, also known as Sleeping Beauty. Sadly, there wasn’t enough of anything else to engage the young audience, as demonstrated by … Read More