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Family Friendly Fringe!

31st Jul 2017

Bringing the family up to the fringe? Need the low down on shows they will love? Here we have it! There are so many family friendly and childrens shows on at Underbelly this year, from theatre to circus we'll keep you entertained!

Made especially for young audiences...

Underbelly is setting the bar high this year with top quality children's shows! For everything from a first taste of theatre, to mind-boggling magic, their favourite characters from classic books and off the tv. There is no better way to do the Fringe in a big way with the little ones.

Ami and Tami
10.30am (11.35am) | Cowgate | More Info

Fantastical forests! Wicked witches! And... an Imf? Ami and Tami escape their humdrum house to find adventure in the enchanted woods. Ami and Tami is a fresh, exciting and toe-tapping musical take on Hansel and Gretel.

The Runner
10.40am (11.40am) | Cowgate | More Info

Nina loves adventures. She's always getting herself into scrapes. But this adventure is different. This is for real. Nina, her big brother Taz, and their annoying neighbour, begin an epic journey over land and sea as they seek refuge far from home. 

Just William's Luck
11.50 (12.50) | Cowgate | More Info

The invincible William Brown considers he is jolly well equal to solving most of life's trickier problems, although devising a plan to get the elder brothers of the Outlaws married off might be a considerable challenge... 

Sarah and Duck 
11.10am (12.05pm) | Med Quad | More Info

The enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life in a brand-new stage production, featuring the wonderful characters from the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies show. 

The Amazing Bubble Man
11.30am (12.30pm) | George Square | More Info

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he has sold out there for the last 10 years. Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerised. 

Alice in Wonderland
12pm (1pm) | Cowgate | More Info

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole into an extraordinary world filled with madcap adventures and magic. Suitable for the whole family, Lewis Carroll's classic tale is brought to life by an acclaimed company using live music, puppetry and a liberal helping of fun. 

The Tales of Peter Rabbit
12pm (1pm) | Circus Hub | More Info

Escape to Beatrix Potter's wonderful world and enjoy her timeless tales of our favourite characters Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck. Award winning soprano and actress Michelle Todd and the Children's Classic Concerts Festival Ensemble perform Stephen McNeff's enchanting musical settings, which have delighted audiences across the world.

Morgan & West: More Magic for Kids!
2.40pm (3.40pm) | Med Quad | More Info

Bigger, bolder and more brilliant than before! Time travelling magicians Morgan & West return to the stage with a brand-new marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the young, old and everyone in-between! Expect the unexpected, believe the unbelievable, but do not dare miss the unmissable Morgan and West! 

Arr We There Yet?!
2pm (2.45pm) | Circus Hub | More Info

A rip-roaring and swashbuckling adventure in which three sailors hit the high seas in search of treasure! A scallywag pirate, a muscular sailor and a chef with a seafood allergy make for a hopeless crew, as they fight for the title of captain aboard the ship. These acrobatic pirates turn ship life upside down!

Morgan & West: Return of the Time-Travelling Magicians
5.15pm (6.15pm) | Med Quad | More Info

Great Scott! Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West are celebrating their 10th anniversary as a duo of deception and want you to be there! No future is left unseen and no timeline left unaltered as these temporal tricksters gather all their best tricks for a show brimming over with baffling magic, unparalleled precognitive powers and a totally genuine ability to travel through time!  

All together now!

Brilliant shows family friendly shows are abundant at Underbelly. So the whole gang can go together and see something really incredible. 

Trash Test Dummies
1pm (2pm) | Circus Hub | More Info

Everyone put your bins out! Trash Test Dummies are back in Edinburgh! This side-splitting, slapstick comedy circus show delivers a dump truck of hilarity! Winners of Best Children's Presentation at Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Trash Test Dummies are as full of laughs as their bins are full of surprises. 

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams
3pm (4pm) | Circus Hub | More Info

An unashamedly joyful mix of astonishing stunts, astounding circus skills and enchanted adventure, Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams follows the magical journey of two little Ethiopian brothers whose dream of joining the circus is made real by the Man in the Moon. 

3.15pm (4.15pm) | George Square | More Info

Breathtaking displays of juggling and acrobatics combine with clowning that evokes Laurel and Hardy in this European smash-hit making its Fringe debut. A fast-paced energetic and funny circus show for all the family. 

All the Fun
4pm (5pm) | Circus Hub | More Info

A hypnotic, tongue-in-cheek antidote to the glittering circus world. You’re invited beyond the everyday 1, 2, 3 of juggling in an ever-changing space, with the performers balancing objects and throwing bodies, rendering failure just as visible as sweat. 

5pm (6pm) | Circus Hub | More Info

The boys from the 2015 smash Bromance are back in this red-hot, five-star circus show… and they've brought friends! The game is on – tricking, tumbling, flying and catching are challenges and opportunities for individual bids for recognition and winning. 

Acéléré by Circolombia
9.15pm (10.15pm) | Circus Hub | More Info

ircolombia is no ordinary circus. The sheer power of 13 performers, coupled with mind-boggling skill and a willingness to take terrifying risks, delivers world-class, gravity-defying performances you'll never forget. 

Posted by Nicki