Theatre for Children

The Gift

The Gift

★★★★★ Magical

Barrowland Ballet’s jewel of a dance theatre show, The Gift, is pitched perfectly towards its intended audience of eighteen months to five year olds.

December 20, 2022 | By | Reply More
Kissing Linford Christie

Kissing Linford Christie

★★★★☆ Tenacious

Youthful dreams and adult reality rub into each other with pleasing effect in Victoria Beesley’s Kissing Linford Christie, based on her own life, and seen at the Brunton before touring around Scotland.

October 25, 2022 | By | Reply More
First Piano on the Moon

First Piano on the Moon

★★★★☆ Endearing

Will Pickvance’s First Piano on the Moon at Pianodrome is a charming show aimed at families with children 6 and up, mixing tunefulness, storytelling and warmth.

August 21, 2022 | By | Reply More
EdFringe22 – Children’s shows

EdFringe22 – Children’s shows

Edinburgh-made Children’s shows at EdFringe 2022

Edinburgh’s theatre companies have come back strong after the pandemic with 116 theatrical productions at the Fringe including many new shows and a handful of returning favourites.

August 4, 2022 | By | 1 Reply More
The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

★★★★☆ Blooms with delights:

The Secret Garden, Fife-based Red Bridge Arts has once again given a children’s classic a radical makeover without losing the heart of the original story.

March 7, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Celeste’s Circus

Celeste’s Circus

★★★★☆ Joyous fun:

Celeste’s Circus, Faux Theatre’s production at the Storytelling Centre, is a warmly involving treat for 0-5 year-olds.

August 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
First Piano on the Moon

First Piano on the Moon

★★★★★    Captivating:

Will Pickvance puts in a captivating performance as a young boy on a journey to achieve his dreams in his latest production for those aged over 5, First Piano on the Moon, at Summerhall.

August 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Flutter

Flutter

★★★★☆ Cheeky:

Built in a flurry of snow, Flutter from Tortoise in a Nutshell at the Assembly Roxy and then out tour, is the charming story of young sisters who venture out into the garden after a snowstorm.

November 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Garden of Delight

The Garden of Delight

★★★☆☆ Scenic:

Making perfect use of one the Fringe’s most idyllic venues, Theatre Alba’s The Garden of Delights is a promenade tale with a strong environmental twist for younger children.

August 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Animals

Animals

★★★★☆ Quirky:

Gentle as the velvet of a puppy’s ear, yet unafraid to take a deadpan gawp at a recently demised goldfish, Animals, Greg Sinclair’s examination of childhood tales of animals is a constant revelation of delight and surprise.

May 25, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More