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Three To See 2011: Comedic shows for kids

By | Published on Monday 27 June 2011

I Hate Children Children's Show

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three comedy shows for children at Fringe 2011.

The Adventurers’ Club
We’ve been Tim FitzHigham fans pretty much since he first arrived at the Fringe. You may be familiar with the madcap antics that provide fuel and form for his adult shows, and if you do, then you’ll appreciate why I think he’s a safe bet for a madcap children’s show. I’m less familiar, to be honest, with the work of his co-star in this escapade, Tiernan Douieb (I have read his reviews, but never seen him on stage), but if he’s in cahoots with Mr F then he surely has to be lovely..? For children aged 2+
Pleasance Courtyard, 2 – 29 Aug, 4.10pm (4.55pm), £6.50, fpp18.

The I Hate Children Children’s Show (pictured)
I actively chose NOT to go see this show last year, but mainly because my daughter is three and probably wouldn’t enjoy a show aimed at the over-eights. But then I read our reviewer’s thoughts on the ‘Show’ and found myself wishing I’d been able to justify going. Perhaps I’ll try and find an eight year old to take this year. Either way,  I am going to recommend it to you all; we gave it 5/5, so you know it makes sense.
Zoo Southside, 6 – 29 Aug, 12.30pm (1.15pm), £7.50, fpp22. 

Sheep Ahoy! (On Grassier Tides)
A show performed by someone called Phil The Shepherd might not be the most obvious choice for your five year old’s Fringe viewing, but I think you should take a chance on this. Funny poems and stories, live cartoon drawings, and previously seen and loved by our ThreeWeeks reviewer. And it’s free, so you’ve absolutely no excuse. Well, unless you have an important engagement already inked in for every single afternoon that it’s on. But that seems unlikely.
Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, 4 – 21 Aug, 2.45pm (3.45pm), free, fpp28.

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