KIDS | Highlights
WE ARE THE MONSTERS
Macrobert, Stirling, Sat 26 Sep, macrobert. org Meet some scratchy, shimmering creatures and multi-coloured mini monsters in this humorous dance performance. See review, page 67.
DINOSAUR ZOO Theatre Royal,
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like Jurassic creations on tour with an opportunity for children to get right up close in this imaginative live show. See page 67. show bring Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka to life in a live show with puppets, music and projections. See preview, page 66.
IN THE NIGHT GARDEN
LIVE MAGIC SHO
Queen’s Park, Glasgow, Thu 3–Sat 12 Sep (not Tue), nightgardenlive. com The people behind the popular children’s TV Macrobert, Stirling, Sat 19 Sep, then touring, shonareppe.co.uk Play for ages 5–8 about a rabbit who never misses
a trick and a magician who sometimes forgets to say the magic word. See preview, page 67.
SHREK THE MUSICAL Edinburgh Playhouse, Tue 20 Oct–Sun 8 Nov (not Mon), atgtickets. com Shrek, Donkey and the gang return in this musical based on the award-winning film.
Glasgow, Sat 12 & Sun 13 Sep; Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Sat 19 & Sun 20 Sep, dinosaurzoolive.com Dinosaur Zoo takes its life-
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BABY LOVES DISCO Hummingbird, Sun 6 Sep, Sun 4 Oct & Sun 11 Nov; Electric Circus, Sun 25 Oct, babylovesdisco.co.uk A chance for preschoolers and their parents to get their respective grooves on and enjoy some dayclubbing with real club DJs.
POP LOCK-IN Hummingbird, Sun 6 Sep, Sun 4 Oct & Sun 1 Nov; Electric Circus, Sun 25 Oct, babylovesdisco.co.uk Afternoon lock-in for 4–11 year olds with resident DJs spinning the very latest chart tunes, a streetdance instructor, karaoke and jewellery making.
GREAT SCOTTISH RUN SUPER SATURDAY
George Square, Sat 3 Oct, greatscottishrun.com A chance for younger runners to bag some race swag. There’s a toddler dash for ages 0–5, Family Mile for 3–8 and 2.5k Junior Run for 9–15.
KIDO Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Fri 9 & Sat 10 Oct, also touring, scottishopera.org.uk Scottish Opera brings a world of sound to children aged 3–4. The show features live singing, opera and body percussion to create exciting rhythms.
DISNEY ON ICE: WORLDS OF ENCHANTMENT
Braehead Arena, Thu 5–Sun 8 Nov, braehead.co.uk Disney characters from Cars ,The Little Mermaid, Frozen and Toy Story besport themselves upon the ice for your family viewing pleasure.
CONCERTS: MAGIC AND FRIENDS ELECTRIC
MONSTERS Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sat 31 Oct; Usher Hall, Edinburgh Sat 1 Nov, childrensclassicconcerts. co.uk Owen and Olly are back with a wickedly fun Hallowe’en special, conducted by Jean-Claude Picard and featuring the RSNO Junior Chorus.
68 THE LIST 3 Sep–5 Nov 2015
Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Sat 3 Oct, then touring, visiblefictions. co.uk A magical story by Visible Fictions about what it means to be human, featuring robots. Ages 7+.
HOW THE KOALA LEARNT TO HUG The Brunton, Sat 10 Oct, ptc.org.
uk Learn about the power of a good hug with a host of animals including Karen the koala bear and Natalie the wombat. Ages 4+.
FARMERS HELPERS WORKSHOPS Gorgie City Farm, Mon 12 Oct, gorgiecityfarm.org.uk Hands-on farm work sessions for ages 8–12, with plenty of opportunities to get up close to the animals – and their mess!
BOTANIC LIGHTS Royal Botanic Garden, Thu 29 Oct– Wed 11 Nov, rbge.org.uk Follow a magical trail of light through the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and experience the sights and sounds of the Garden after dark.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
CHALK ABOUT Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock, Wed 9 Sep, then touring, curious-seed.co.uk Curious Seed present a performance featuring dance, chalk and chat that asks big questions about identity and the meaning of life.
PIRATES AND PRINCESSES Falkirk Town Hall, Sat 26 Sep, then touring, funbox.co.uk Fans of the Singing Kettle rejoice! Three members of the gang are back, along with Bonzo the Dog and a collection of new characters.
HAIRY MACLARY’S CAT TALES Macrobert, Stirling, Wed 14 Oct, macrobert.org Nonsense Room return with a new set of stories featuring Hairy Maclary, Bottomley Potts, Schnitzel Von Krumm, Slinky Malinki, and Scarface Claw.
OOR SCOTLAND Paisley Art Centre, Thu 15 Oct, renfrewshire.gov.uk A retelling of Scotland’s history by storyteller Andy Cannon and musician Wendy Weatherby. Ages 6+.
BEAR & BUTTERFLY Macrobert, Stirling, Mon 12 Oct, macrobert.org The story of two bezzies – a bear and a caterpillar, told using live music and puppetry.
WITCHES FAMILY FUN DAY Dundee Rep, Fri 23 Oct, dundeerep.co.uk Drama, storytelling and art suitable for children aged 3–10 and their adults.
DISCOVERY FILM FESTIVAL Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, Sat 24 Oct–Sun 8 Nov, discoveryfilmfestival.org.uk Film festival for young audiences (3+) combines the best youth cinema from around the world with a series of creative workshops and events.