Reviews: Kids

Arr We There Yet?

“You’ll all have duties aboard the ship,” a pirate informs a crowd of curious small faces packed into the tent in the Underbelly Circus Hub. He then explains that they are required to clap and scream whenever t...

The Listies Make You LOL

The Listies have come all the way from down under to bring the best of scatological humour to Edinburgh. So named because they love lists, this comedy duo has a plan for an hours worth of entertainment. Rich ha...

The Road That Wasn’t There

Trick Of The Light Theatre bring their enchanting modern fairy tale, The Road That Wasn’t There to the Fringe Festival, all the way from New Zealand. In their latest piece, everyone in the town of St Bathans th...

First Hippo on the Moon

Based on the book by best-selling children's author David Walliams, Les Petites Theatre Company’s stage adaptation of The First Hippo on the Moon brings the story of Sheila and her star-studded dream to the Fri...

Bruce

When faced with the prospect of a show based around a yellow sponge, I must admit, I was cynical. Puppetry is a hard craft, and it is often a very tough task to please the audience. However, I was definitely pr...

Taiwan Season: The Backyard Story

Puppet Being Theatre brings the first form of non-fluorescent black light theatre in Taiwan to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year as part of the Taiwan Season with The Backyard Story, a combination of cont...

How to Be a Kid

How to Be a Kid delves into the 12-year-old world of care-confusion when the roles are reversed and Molly is forced to look after her younger brother, Joe, while her mother copes with the death of her nan. O...

The Polar Bears Go Up

Since premiering at the Unicorn Theatre in London back in 2016, The Polar Bears Go Up has toured around Shanghai and Hong Kong, and now they’ve hit the Fringe Festival with an adorable adventure that is fun for...

Jellyfish

In the depths of Pleasance Courtyard’s Below, one will find an ephemeral material set and soon discover its hidden theatrical treasure, Jellyfish. The children’s show begins as the lights dim and the cast enter...

Alice

Lewis Carroll’s beloved story is transformed in this incredible show, and what better medium than a circus extravaganza to show off the mad world of Alice in Wonderland? Alice has all the aspects of a perfec...