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Three To See 2012: Shows for the whole family

By | Published on Friday 27 July 2012


ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three Fringe shows for the whole family.

Any really good children’s show will prove just as entertaining to adults, but there are some shows that lend themselves more to the whole family experience, and that’s I’m recommending here. ‘Huggers’ is tailor-made for this section as it’s an hour of comedy and cabaret aimed squarely at families, and by all accounts, it’s great fun, recommended for adults and children alike.
Huggers, Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 3-26 Aug, 3.00pm, fpp24. www.nikcoppin.com

The Curious Scrapbook Of Josephine Bean
I love the sound of this play, and think it will probably be perfect for adults to enjoy with their older children (its suggested age range is 7+). This seems a far cry from the noise and mess that characterises a lot of children’s shows, a theatre piece focusing on the analysis of a Victorian scrapbook, and the characters it generates.
The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean, Traverse @ Scottish Book Trust, 3-26 Aug (not 6,13,20), 11.00am, fpp22. www.shonareppepuppets.co.uk

Paperbelle (pictured)
Paperbelle’s paper world is plain and blank, and she is resistant to change, but the colours want to play… This is one for the younger children (2-5), but I still think it will be something for adults to enjoy, not least because it sounds enchanting and clever, but also because it will give them an excuse to visit Edinburgh’s lovely Botanic Gardens.
Paperbelle, Assembly Royal Botanic Garden, 10-27 Aug (not 14,21), (Times Vary). fpp27 www.frozencharlotte.com