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Dean Friedman’s Smarty Pants (DBS Productions and Dean Friedman)

By | Published on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Familiar Fringe face Dean Friedman has in recent years added musical shows for kids to his Festival repertoire, and the result is very successful. ‘Smarty Pants’ has the simplest of plots in a setting familiar to small ones: a little girl has her first day at school and discovers that telling the other children that she knows loads about everything isn’t the way to win friends and influence people. It’s very much aimed at the children this isn’t really the kind of show that delights in sophisticated asides to the adults but it nonetheless manages to engage everyone with some very catchy songs, and through the winning performances of a highly energetic cast who never drop the pace for a moment.

Sweet Grassmarket, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Caro Moses]