Edinburgh Fringe / Children's Shows

Latest Reviews

Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

Detailed, charismatic and humorous, State High Thespian Troupe’s take on the classic Grimm’s fairy tale is an accessible musical for all the family. Though it is hampered by its length and some performances are stronger than others, jaunty songs and snappy choreography keep the show pacy and plot-driven... 

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The Gruffalo's Child
The Gruffalo's Child

Much as it is a pleasure to discover a hidden gem amongst the mass of shows in Edinburgh, there’s also something very reassuring about having a list of reliable prospects... 

Ami and Tami
Ami and Tami

Ami and Tami is a reimagined Hansel & Gretel for the modern day. This musical rendition takes the classic fairytale and catapults it into the 21st Century, making it more relevant and appealing for the whole family... 

The Wonderful World of Lapin
The Wonderful World of Lapin

Gentle and well-meaning, The Wonderful World of Lapin is a good attempt to introduce young children to the French language... 

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Features

How To Write A Press Release

How To Write A Press Release

Writing a press release that a journalist will use is a skill even experienced PRs can get wrong. Broadway Baby publisher, Pete Shaw, has been a journalist for over 30 years and can give you some pointers to getting it right. 

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How To Sell Your Show At The Edinburgh Fringe
How To Sell Your Show At The Edinburgh Fringe

Broadway Baby Publisher, Pete Shaw, offers a comprehensive guide to marketing your show at a fringe festival such as Edinburgh with tips on budgets, creating a press release, social media and branding. 

Star Inflation is Real
Star Inflation is Real

Mutterings about star ratings are as much a part of the Fringe as plastic pint glasses. Some people think critics are too generous, some people too harsh (mainly about their own shows), and others think star ratings should be abolished altogether... 

Summerhall’s army@TheFringe: An Affront to the Arts or an Ambitious Alliance?
Summerhall’s army@TheFringe: An Affront to the Arts or an Ambitious Alliance?

The Army has set up camp for the first time at the Fringe and is stationed with Summerhall in its own premises... 

Interviews

The Highs and Lows of Flyering at the Fringe: Interview with a Professional Flyerer

The Highs and Lows of Flyering at the Fringe: Interview with a Professional Flyerer

Handing out flyers on the street is one of the most famously unpleasant parts of putting on a show at the Fringe. But what is it like to do it for a living? Chris Quilietti talks to professional flyerer Aidan Benoit to learn about coping with constant rejection, the best times to flyer, and how to make flyering fun. 

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Sun, Chen-Chieh on Inspiring Children to Becoming Puppeteers
Sun, Chen-Chieh on Inspiring Children to Becoming Puppeteers

The Adventure of Puppets charts the voyage of two explorers as they venture into the unknown. After fifteen years of touring it comes to the Edinburgh Fringe as part of the Taiwan Season... 

'Wreaking havoc on the interactive whiteboard' - Richard O'Brien's Free For All
'Wreaking havoc on the interactive whiteboard' - Richard O'Brien's Free For All

Richard O'Brien is the author of several plays and four books of poetry. His new verse drama, Free For All, is part of a research project at the University of Birmingham... 

'39 Steps meets Naked Gun but for children' - Adapting the Falcon’s Malteser for the Fringe
'39 Steps meets Naked Gun but for children' - Adapting the Falcon’s Malteser for the Fringe

The Falcon’s Malteser is the story of private detective Tim Diamond and his younger brother Nick becoming embroiled in a malteser-related mystery... 

Latest Listings

Clowntown: I Can Do Anything, the Funtastic Show by Sphere Clown Band

Clowntown: I Can Do Anything, the Funtastic Show by Sphere Clown Band

'Five stars! Infectious fun' (FringeReview.ca). 'Warm, colourful musical. They’ll have you on your feet!' (Primary Times). New show from multitalented Patty and Dandy from Canada’s top clownband has all ages singing, dancing and laughing with award-winning original tunes from their four hit CDs... 

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The I Hate Children Children's Show
The I Hate Children Children's Show

Same deal as last year. Champagne for mums as each child is personally insulted by a fat American. Every kid helps with a trick on stage... 

Splash Test Dummies
Splash Test Dummies

Rub-a-dub-dub, The Dummies are back with some splish-splashing circus set to drown you in tears of laughter... 

Shakespeare Shorts – The Taming of the Shrew
Shakespeare Shorts – The Taming of the Shrew

Kate’s cast is revolting; fed up of being outnumbered by the audience, they want to make Shakespeare fun to watch by turning the history plays into a rugby game, Romeo and Juliet into an ice cream war and Hamlet into a comedy...