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Three To See 2012: Doctors in the children’s programme

By | Published on Friday 27 July 2012

Dr Bunhead

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three doctors, of sorts, from this year’s Fringe children’s programme.

Dr Bunhead’s Blast Off! (pictured)
It’s getting to the point where I can’t seem to remember a time when Brainiac alumnus Dr Bunhead didn’t play the Fringe, though I would be quite prepared to accept that it’s just my head playing tricks on me. He’s certainly been around a lot the last few years, though, and in the process garnered a number of highly positive reviews from our writers. If you (or indeed your children) fancy a live scary science show featuring silliness, explosions and pyrotechnics, then book your tickets now.
Dr Bunhead’s Blast Off!, Assembly George Square, 1-11 Aug, 10.30am, fpp22. www.bunhead.com

Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown and his Singing Tiger
I am a sucker for a show with a daft title, which means that on occasion, I recommend, and sometimes even go to see, substandard shows, just because the name made me laugh. But there’s not much danger of this one turning out to be rubbish, if past reviews are anything to go by, and the madcap physical comedy promised in the blurb sounds like just the sort of thing to entertain children of all ages.
Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown and his Singing Tiger, Assembly George Square, 2-26 Aug (not 13,20), 12.45pm, fpp22.

George’s Marvellous Medicine
Okay, I admit it, I ran out of doctors. But you know, George is something of a medic, in his own way. He makes some medicine, doesn’t he? I haven’t seen this particular play, of course, but our reviewer enjoyed a previous Roald Dahl adaptation by this company, so I’m going to give this one a try.
George’s Marvellous Medicine, Gryphon Venues at the Point Hotel, 6-11 Aug, 12.00pm. fpp23. www.rubberducktheatre.co.uk