Reviews: Kids

4★★★★

Review: Circa: Wolfgang at Underbelly’s Circus Hub

If we are to believe his characterisation in the film Amadeus, Mozart, the energetically boyish musical prodigy, is an excellent candidate for a circus routine: cheeky, and with a fabulous soundtrack to boot. ...
4★★★★

Review: Duckie at Summerhall

We would all do well to heed – irrespective of age – the message at the heart of Le Gateau Chocolat’s triumphant children’s show Duckie. A shimmering reinterpretation of The Ugly Duckling, this production com...
4★★★★

Review: The Bear at Pleasance Courtyard

In Pins and Needles Productions' adaptation of Raymond Briggs’ The Bear, children and adults alike are left in a captivated daze. Even among the garish colours and frenetic energy of children’s theatre, Brigg...

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...
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