Quirky Animals with Ross Collins

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This afternoon we had the pleasure to attend Ross Collins’ event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Rainy Day options for kids in Edinburgh is always a tricky one, but what’s better than hearing the rain tap overhead whilst you listen to a good story?! Both of my kids were […]

Review: Fox-tot!

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I really want to like opera. I have tried but I’ve never been blown away by it. Not even by Tosca at the Met in New York. Although I’m never going to love it as much as I love ballet and theatre, I can appreciate it and I don’t want […]

Review: Sunshine

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Take Mr Tumble, some Charlie Chaplin, and mix it with a spot of Pingu – and you’ve just about got ‘Sunshine.’ Even thinking back to this morning, it’s hard not to smile just at the mere memory of the clowning duo of Mr Sea and Mr Sand – who together […]

Review: Beauty and the Beast

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This show follows the familiar tale of Beauty and the Beast, delivered in a gentle way – perfect for younger children. The set is literally constructed out of cardboard boxes and some repurposed crates, the addition of more cardboard props is as technical as it gets – this is Fringe […]

Review: Something About Simon

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On the face of it, this is a one-man show by the very talented singer-songwriter Gary Edward Jones. Things are often not as simple as they look on the surface, and this in fact is as a cleverly produced show with a professional sound system, graphics and a beautifully synchronised […]

Review: Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs

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Word on the street at the Edinburgh Fringe was that ‘Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs’ was not one to miss – so with a dinosaur loving, general weaponry fan, (newly turned) four year-old in tow – we arrived at the Pleasance with high expectations. Adapted from Giles Andreae and Russell […]

Joyce staging

Review: Joyce

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Joyce is a show suitable for all ages. It incorporates puppetry, music and live magic, all of which is performed very well by an obviously talented cast. We first meet puppet Joyce with her head in a book – Adam’s book of adventures. Then Dad comes in, loudly conducting a […]