ED2021 Children's Shows Reviews

The Garden Of Delights (Theatre Alba)

By | Published on Tuesday 17 August 2021

The gardens of Duddingston Kirk are a delight any time, even more so just now if you can get yourself along to this outdoor promenade play performed entirely in Scots. We are welcomed at the entrance by the Jester, who takes us back in time to a faraway land where, guided by him and the charming Fairy, we learn about the nasty Boggarts, who can’t stand for anything to be nice, and so are setting out to pollute and poison the land. The young audience are conscripted to assist by discovering their senses, singing along and banishing the Boggarts. Along the way, there’s a grumpy bear, a wonderfully revealed Kelpie and Mother Nature herself. All in, delightful.

Duddingston Kirk Manse Gardens, until 29 Aug
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]