So…I’m madly squeezing in a few final shows, and before I manage to get reviews out I wanted to recommend a few bits and pieces !!
We saw No Show at Summerhall yesterday – it’s already sold out for today and tomorrow but a few final tickets are left for Sunday if you’re super quick !! One for older children perhaps, but I loved bringing my daughter to watch these five women show their strength, talents, skills and acute observations on the role of women in circus. I could literally feel my daughter sitting taller in her seat whilst the show went on ! Touches of humour as we sit and watch the five devour jam doughnuts and the seemingly agonising pain and strength required for one of the most creative pieces I’ve seen this fringe involving a performer hanging from her hair. An intimate and honest insight to the world of circus and some of the obstacles women face….
For something for younger children, I’d highly recommend Oskar’s Amazing Adventure – this is a shorter, gentle and charming piece of theatre for children. We get to meet Oskar the puppy and some of his friends during their snowy adventure, requiring plenty of participation and singing which everyone enjoyed !! The beautiful handmade animals and painted set added a certain charm to this production, and we found out it’s a family affair, with the author’s daughter Natasha Granger, entertaining us with her storytelling and wonderful portrayal of Granny searching for her lost puppy.
And not to forget the Trash Test Dummies ! I’ve heard (from very reliable sources) this is the last year they will bring this particular show, they’re coming back with something new for us next year !! We love the wheely bins, the acrobatics, the clowning and the balls, all the balls !!! Only two shows left, so again, best be quick…..