The Edinburgh Academy
If you are looking for a beautiful multi sensory musical experience for your baby, where they have the freedom to walk/crawl amongst the set, then this is the show for you! The thought and detail that went into creating Fox -Tot! is clear from the offset. The actors, musicians and singers were all set at ground level, interacting unobtrusively with the audience, and there are additional small details like tree cross-section cushions to sit on and thousands of beautifully coloured autumnal leaves to play with. As soon as the music and singing began, my little one was mesmerised. I was initially worried that as he had only just turned one he may be a little young for the show, however he loved every second of it and was entranced the whole way through. The musical score was a wonderful and gentle introduction to opera for tiny ears and the story struck the right balance of simple yet imaginative, perfect for its target audience.
Throughout the performance parts of the set came alive or were taken apart and brought out for the children to touch or play with. There was also a lovely opportunity at the end for little ones to play with all of the sensory props, as well as meet the characters from the story and parents to take photos.
Apparently this was only the second time Fox -Tot! had been performed to a paying audience, with the first one being earlier that day, but you would never have guessed as it was all performed so naturally and without a hitch.
My mini reviewer and I would definitely recommend taking the extra walk away from fringe madness in the city centre and immersing yourself in the magical world of Fox- Tot!