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Fringe for all the Family!

31st Jul 2019

Bringing the whole herd along to the Fringe and trying to find shows that everyone will enjoy (yes, even you adults)? Then look no further, we’ve got the full rundown of family friendly shows to see this August!

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo l Underbelly Bristo Square l 11AM (12PM) l 31 July – 26 August | Age 3+

Get right up close and personal with an amazing array of prehistoric creatures, from baby dinos to some of the largest carnivores and herbivores that have ever walked the planet.

Don’t Mess with the Dummies l Underbelly Bristo Square l 11.20AM (12.20PM) l 31 July – 26 August | Age 3+

Set up camp and stampede into the jungle for an outlandish circus filled extravaganza that will leave you chuckling like a monkey and roaring for more. This brand-new ensemble takes centre stage with an endearing blend of circus, comedy and character.

Shakesperience l Underbelly Bristo Square l 12.30PM (13.30PM) l 31 July – 26 August | Age 5+

Join Shakespeare's Men as they fly through Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and Twelfth Night in a whirlwind hour of mischievous storytelling with tons of audience interaction, more than a dash of mayhem and a star turn from one lucky adult.

Basil Brush’s Family Fun Show l Underbelly Bristo Square l 1PM (1.45PM) l 31 July – 15 August | Age 5+

Britain's most loveable fox takes you on a journey of laughs, storytelling and song in show for all the family specially written for the live stage and packed with fun and excitement. Come join in the mayhem!

Kombini | Underbelly's Circus Hub | 2PM (3.10PM) | 03 - 24 August | Age 10+

Montreal’s distinguished circus company present a show for teenagers and adults alike. Exasperated of waiting for the biggest international theatre to call, two clowns decide to accept the unthinkable contract... a children's birthday party! 

Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure for Kids l Underbelly Bristo Square l 3.35PM (4.20PM) l 31 July – 18 August | All ages

SK Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic. Join this sonic superhero and become one of his sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you’re aged 1 or 101!

Rocket Girl l Underbelly Cowgate l 10.50AM (11AM) l 01 – 25 August | Age 5+

The year is 1969 and NASA has just put the first man on the moon. From the moment she saw the man on the moon, 8-year-old Maisie knew that she was destined to be an astronaut… But, girls don’t do science, do they?

Sunshine l Underbelly Cowgate l 11AM (12PM) l 01 – 25 August | Age 3+

All Mr Sand wanted to do was relax and enjoy the breeze of the sea air on his skin and the sunshine on his face. However, he did not know that he would have to share the beach with someone else. Caught up in the whirl pool of Mr Sea's chaos Mr Sand does everything he can to get some peace and quiet. 

Mr. Men and Little Miss On Stage l Underbelly George Square l 11AM (12PM) l 01 – 26 | Age 3+

Join your favourite Mr. Men and Little Miss characters as they leap off the page and onto the stage in this beautifully crafted and hilarious live stage show!

Beauty and the Beast l Underbelly Cowgate l 11.10AM (12.10PM) l 01 – 11 August | Age 3+

On his way home through the forest, Beauty's father picks her a rose from the enchanted palace gardens. That turns out to be a very big mistake... A heartwarming, high-energy retelling of the classic tale about loyalty, bravery and finding friends in surprising places.

The Amazing Bubble Man l Underbelly George Square l 1.15PM (2.15PM) l 01 – 26 August | All ages

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. From square bubbles to rocket bubbles, The Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages.

Jelly or Jam l Underbelly Circus Hub l 12PM (1PM) l 03 – 11 August | All ages

Have you ever seen a giant block of jelly – wobbly, jiggly and strong enough to stand on? Don't miss this rollercoaster ride filled with squishy, messy jelly that will inspire people, young and old, to consider the importance of individuality and friendship.

Splash Test Dummies l Underbelly Circus Hub l 1PM (2PM) l 03 – 24 August | All ages

Splash Test Dummies are here, ready to roll out their beach towels and spring into an hour of circus-filled hilarity for the whole family. See a brilliant array of catch-your-breath stunt work, acrobatics, juggling and the side-splitting, slapstick comedy for which the dummies are famous. 

VIKING | Underbelly Bristo Square | 11.45AM (12.45PM) | 05 - 18 August | Age 8+

Ragnarr Ragnarson is a Skald – a teller of stories, keeper of history and composer of poems. Or rather, he will be. He must journey across the White Sea and through the land of his forefathers to find the Storymead – the fountain of all Viking knowledge. 

Dream Machine l Underbelly Cowgate l 11.10AM (12.10PM) l 12 – 18 August | Age 5+

This year's hottest product has just hit the city. Slap this little device on your forehead and the Dream Machine dreams for you. Come along on an adventure full of fortune-telling dinosaurs, sandwich puppets and dreams of biscuits in a fantastic show for families.

Hotel Paradiso l Underbelly’s Circus Hub l 12.10PM (1.10PM) l 13 – 24 August | Age 3+

Irresistibly colourful, loud and fun show for all the family, featuring thrillingly spectacular circus skills, physical comedy, clowning, theatrical storytelling and slapstick.

Junior Jungle Rave l Underbelly Central Hall l 2.30PM (4.30PM) l 17 August | Age 3+

Hold tight for the most uplifting, funniest family rave on the planet! No Pop, no diznee, just proper tunes and real ravin' for kids and adults together. You can expect only the finest cuts of Jungle and Drum & Bass, classics, remixes and banging' new drops.

Posted by Lizzie Kunkler