Based on Julia Donaldson’s popular children’s book of the same name, The Snail and the Whale has enjoyed sold out shows and delighted children throughout the Fringe.

Utilising live violin for sound effects, a brave and adventurous girl and her Naval officer father tell the story of a travelling snail and a humpback whale. The wonderfully excitable actors, with great chemistry between them, have the children fully engaged as they listen on, eager to participate in moments of audience interaction.

One possible concern for smaller or more timid children is the lighting level in the audience section, as well as the entrance corridor into the venue, both of which are quite dark.

A charming storytelling experience, The Snail and the Whale is a great chance to get children involved in theatre from a young age.

Words: Chiara Margiotta

The Snail and the Whale, Pleasance Courtyard, 10-21 August (not 17), 11:50am

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