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Celeste’s Circus (Faux Theatre)

By | Published on Tuesday 5 August 2014

‘Celeste’s Circus’ is a straightforward, charming show, ideal for introducing younger children to the theatre. Taking us on a trip to a paper doll circus, Celeste captures the audience’s attention with ease and gentle humour. The dolls, puppets and sets are very simple, but remarkably effective when combined with the whizzes and pops from Celeste’s collection of noise-makers. The surprise cascade of bubbles lends an air of magic to the performance, though the final high wire act is a bit underwhelming and the whole show feels a little short for the price. Despite this, ‘Celeste’s Circus’ is a delightful little show for the little Fringe fan, and not too bad for the grown-ups, either.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, until 17 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Bell]