It feels soooooooooooooooooooooooo good to be writing this again !! I have got that tingly feeling in my stomach and anticipation is building rapidly….the posters are going up around town and the venues are appearing ! The festival is going to be back in full swing and I couldn’t be happier !!
I have taken a few hours to peruse the programme – which fully launches tomorrow – and I am SO happy to see lots of old favourites returning to Edinburgh this year alongside some great looking new talent. I will be posting my top ten children’s shows soon – though as always I find it impossible to whittle down to so few ! The circus alone this year is abundantly fantastic….safe to say we’re all in for a total treat of an August !
For now – check out the children’s shows here and start to get excited ….I’m also going to start manifesting the return of my favourite hot donut stall and a sprinkling of sunshine for us all !
My final ten recommendations of shows still on this weekend would be :
The Many Doors of Frank Feelbad– Absolutely fantastic show, dealing with loss and the big feelings that surround this. Gentle, beautiful and brave…last show 28th August.
Children Are Stinky– Very fun and silly acrobatic and clown show from a lovable Australian Duo – featuring hula hoops, chairs and a fantastic soundtrack, lots of fun for the whole family ! Last show 29th..
360 Allstars – Featuring some spectacular BMX tricks, brilliant basketball, impressive breakdancing and live beat-boxing – this show has something for everyone ! A jam packed hour of talented performers showing off their skills ! Last show on 29th…
Shark In The Park – Really enjoyable adaptation of the very popular books….featuring lots of singing, puppets and surprises. Last show on the 29th …
Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones – Using some inventive household objects, and even audience members shoes – this is a great little shadow puppet show. Featuring a few short stories in shadow puppetry…. Last show on 29th August.
The Bookbinder – an enchanting production, featuring imaginative storytelling and beautiful papercraft….about a Bookbinder’s apprentice who travels into a wonderful world to rectify a mistake. Last show on the 28th.
Beards ! Beards ! Beards ! – Ace show about a girl called Beatrix who wants to have a beard like all the wise and important men in history. Quirky and innovative with lots of great songs..one to catch for sure ! Last show on 28th.
Glasgow Girls– One for older children but absolute highlight of my fringe, fantastic musical about a very important and temporary topic of immigration and asylum seekers. Last show on 28th
Celeste’s Circus – One for younger children -this is a really sweet little show for under fives. Celeste takes us to the circus, using a lovely handmade set and featuring a cat, seal, dogs, hippo and elephant ! Last show the 28th August.
If you’re out and about – enjoy it !! And let’s hope the weather is also kind….