Edinburgh Fringe / Children's Shows

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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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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... 

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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... 

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The New I Hate Children Children's Show

The New I Hate Children Children's Show

You love the I Hate Children Children's Show but you want the new new, and who can blame you? Not us... We're Americans, we know all about new and improved. So treat yourself. Treat your kids... To the new better best magic show for adults and young teens who will cry and pout if they don't get what they want... 

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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... 

Shhh... The Elves Are Very Shy
Shhh... The Elves Are Very Shy

...and elfologist Dr Faye Greenwood is here to tell us why – and how you can help. Can her two tiny friends be encouraged to come out and say hi? And can you spot the evidence of elf activity all around us? A small scale show for the smallest of audience members and their families... 

Four Go Wild in Wellies
Four Go Wild in Wellies

Four Go Wild in Wellies is a playful look at how friendships are built, broken and mended – a whimsical adventure featuring tents that have a life of their own, bobble hats and of course, lots of fun in wellies! A show for audiences aged three to five years from Indepen-dance 4, Scotland’s inclusive professional dance company...