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Three To See 2013: Tried and tested children’s shows

By | Published on Thursday 25 July 2013

Ugglie Wump

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

The Showstoppers’ Family Hour
The Showstoppers are past masters in the art of the improvised musical, widely acclaimed and “jaw-droppingly excellent”, according to us. They do a late night show for grown ups, but this afternoon version, which runs for the first half of the Fringe, is family and child friendly. So, adults in the audience, don’t go misbehaving and making inappropriate suggestions.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 2-13 Aug, 2.00pm.

The Curious Case Of The Ugglie Wump And Other Mysterious Monsters (pictured)
The title of this alone proved attractive, but then I saw who it was by, and I had to recommend it. The company behind this, Newbury Youth Theatre, have never done a bad show in all their years at the Fringe, and have earned such a plethora of four and five star reviews from ThreeWeeks that a few years ago we were moved to respond with an Editors’ Award. You can safely bet that this will be a good show.
Quaker Meeting House, 5-10 Aug, 2.30pm.

The Big Bite-size Play Factory’s Family Creatures
It’s really the grown up Bite Size shows that are the tried and tested element here, because these compilations of short plays, staged by White Room Theatre, have been capably entertaining Fringe audiences for quite some time. But, given their prowess at this niche genre, I can’t help thinking that their children’s show will be just as good. Looking forward to it.
Pleasance Courtyard, 31 Jul-26 Aug (not 13, 20), 1.00pm.