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Kika’s Birthday (Wizard Presents)

By | Published on Thursday 16 August 2018

It’s not every Fringe show where your host bakes you a cake (more’s the pity!) Having canvassed the young audience as to what sorts of things should be in a cake, Danyah Miller sets about making it. This leads into a tale about Kika, a French mouse (I don’t know why French – nothing in the story or the set up require it), and her mice pals. Imagine a Fingermouse-based interlude in ‘Bake Off’, only without the smut. Four seasons pass up to Kika’s birthday and, through inventive use of simple props and puppets, a birthday party does indeed unfold. There’s probably a thread too many for the youngest listeners but, hey, it produced a mostly engaged young audience and free cake.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 13 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]