ED2021 Children's Shows Reviews

Funbox: Back At The Fringe (DH Productions)

By | Published on Wednesday 11 August 2021

In a car park looking up at Edinburgh Castle, Kevvy-wevvy-woo leads us through a perky series of songs, some familiar kids standards, other variants and original songs served with an agreeably silly and sometimes distinctively Scottish twist. There is a great deal of joining in: expect to be singing along and doing some occasionally challenging moves. A host of supporting characters appear, most prominently Bonzo the dog who does a tight three minutes stand-up by way of a change of pace. There’s something of an old-fashioned kids TV feel about this, and it is – on balance – in a good way. The young audience members on our review day got right into it as a daft old hour fairly clipped along. ‘Funbox’ does what it says on the, um, box.

MultiStory, until 15 Aug.
tw rating: 4/5 | Bruce Blacklaw