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Three To See 2013: Adaptations for children

By | Published on Thursday 25 July 2013


Never tiring of her relentless Festival tipping, ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses picks some shows for the kids.

I Believe In Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo
Judging by the reviews I’ve read when browsing children’s books on the internet, Michael Morpurgo hardly ever has a bad word said about his work. This is a very interactive show based on the author’s novel, and I suspect that will work well for those who haven’t read the book as well as those who have. It sounds promising.
Pleasance Courtyard, 31 Jul-26 Aug (not 12), 11.45am.

Romeo And Juliet
A children’s adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays seems like a very good idea for older children, though, as someone who has dragged a small child to any number of different types of Fringe show, I’m slightly wary of the claim that this show would be suitable for all ages. It does look good, though, and appears to have a great team behind it, so those of you with children old enough to follow a narrative should check it out.
Assembly George Square, 1-18 Aug, 11.20am.

Help! My Supply Teacher Is Magic! (pictured)
If you have children who are CBBC watchers, or are indeed watchers yourselves (I sometimes tune in for ‘Horrible Histories’) you might be familiar with this TV show, in which, as you might suspect from the title, children are filmed being subjected to the ‘teaching’ of alleged supply teachers who turn out to be magicians. The reason I’m putting this in the adaptation section is because it kind of is adapted really; it can’t possibly take the format of the CBBC show itself, obviously, but will feature a number of the acts who have featured on it.
Underbelly Bristo Square, 1-25 Aug, 1.10pm.