FESTIVAL KIDS | Hitlist KIDS HITLIST
Kelly Apter picks some highlights for kids as the Fringe kicks off 10.30am, £9.50–£11.50 (£8.50– £10.50). Previews 2–4 Aug, £7.
IS THIS A DAGGER? THE STORY HOW TO BE A KID
OF MACBETH If anyone can dig deep into ‘the Scottish play’ it’s Andy Cannon, a master storyteller whose passion for Scotland knows no bounds. Scottish Storytelling Centre, 4–20 Aug (not 10, 17), 3pm, £9 (£7). Preview 3 Aug, £6.
Easily one of the best venues at the Fringe, there’s not a bad view in the house for you to enjoy this tale of 12-year-old Molly, a young carer re-learning how to have fun. Roundabout @ Summerhall, 5–20 Aug, 10.45am, £7–£10 (£5–£8). Preview 4 Aug, £5.
DAVID WALLIAMS’ THE FIRST THE TALES OF PETER RABBIT
HIPPO ON THE MOON AND JEMIMA PUDDLE-DUCK
Another of Walliams’ best-selling books for children is adapted for the stage, this time by Les Petits Theatre Company, the team behind previous Fringe hit Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs. Pleasance Courtyard, 5–20 Aug (not 15), noon, £9–£12 (£7.50–£10.50). Previews 2–4 Aug, £7.
THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD Celebrating 20 years at the Fringe, the consistently excellent Tall Stories theatre company returns with their wonderful adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s popular picture book. See feature, page 89. Pleasance Courtyard, 6–20 Aug (not 9, 16),
Award-winning soprano Michelle Todd teams up with the talented musicians of the Children’s Classic Concerts Festival Ensemble for this musical adaptation of the Beatrix Potter classics. Underbelly Circus Hub, 6–26 Aug (not 14), noon, £11–£12 (£10–£11). Preview 5 Aug, £7.
BAMBINO Scottish Opera continues its foray into work for tinies with this brand new opera aimed at babies aged 6–18 months, featuring cello, percussion, soprano and baritone. Edinburgh Academy, 8–20 Aug (not 14), 10am & 11.30am, £12 (for adult and baby).
David Walliams’ The First Hippo on the Moon
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