Kelly Apter picks out some of the best shows for young ones in the last two weeks of the Fringe

THE STORY OF MR B Shake Shake Theatre use engaging puppetry to tell this tale of love and forgiveness featuring Mr Bumblegrum, who lives alone in the forest. See our five star review, page 63. Institut français d’Écosse, 225 5366, until 28 Aug (not 22), 11.15am and 2.30pm, £8 (£6).


This clever, funny and touching five star show by the acclaimed Bootworks Theatre will have everyone laughing and parents moist in the eyes. See review, page 61. Pleasance Kids @ EICC, 556 6550, until 28 Aug (not 22), noon, £8.50 (£6).

HEAD IN THE CLOUDS A sheepdog is distracted by the clouds in Ipdip Theatre’s clever and accomplished show for very young audiences. See review, page 63. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, John Hope Gateway, 226 0000, until 27 Aug (not 24), 11am,

1.30pm and 3pm, £5.

MOLLY WHUPPIE Licketyspit re-work an old Scottish folk tale in this energetic and interactive show about a brave girl who meets a gentle giant and greedy king, featuring live music. See review, page 64. Assembly Roxy, 623 3030, until 28 Aug (not 24), 10.30am, £12 (£9).

THE SNOW QUEEN The versatile cast from Shanghai- based theatre company Theatre Anon turn Hans Christian Andersen’s tale into a high quality stage musical. See review, page 63. Gilded Balloon at the Museum, until 29 Aug, 1pm, £9–£10 (£7–£8).


Theatre company Les Petits adapt Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto’s popular children’s book and fill it with lively song, dance and fighting. See review at list.co.uk Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 29 Aug, 10.30am, £9–£12 (£7.50–£10.50).

CHILDREN ARE STINKY Hosts Jason and Kylie start this

The Story of Mr B

fun show stating children are unimaginative, lazy and stinky but soon have to re-asses in the face of audience interaction. See review, page 63. Assembly George Square Gardens, 623 3030, until 29 Aug (not 24), 11am and 12.35pm, £6–£8.

“She wants

to k to know why!” A PLAY FOR ALL AGES The Pleasance Courtyard Box Office: 0131 556 6550 www.mermalade.org

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Scottish Storytelling Centre £9/£7 13:00 (55 mins) 4th 28th August (£28 family of 4)

For ages 6+

- EdFringe Review 2015

62 THE LIST FESTIVAL 18–29 Aug 2016