Sadly, festival month is nearly over, but there are still plenty of things to see and do in the Fringe Festival. We’ve had a busy few weeks checking out this year’s offering for children and here are our recommendations for today, tomorrow and Sunday…
Amazing Bubble Man
Perennial Fringe favourite Louis Pearl demonstrates his unsurpassable skills doing impossible things with bubbles – stacking them up, making them bounce, creating tornadoes, putting people inside them… Wildly entertaining for all ages with a great live music soundtrack.
Spiegeltent: Bosco, Old Steine Gardens. Fri 1 June: 12pm and 4pm. Sat 2 June:12pm and 4pm. Sun 3 June: 12pm and 4pm. From £8.
A great introduction to the circus, this entertaining 45-minute show features Kiki and her hula hoops, Kitty the tiger (not real, don’t panic, animal lovers), Milo the Master of Disaster and the Akro Kraks. On today and tomorrow at 1pm – arrive at midday to practise circus skills yourself.
Spiegeltent, Old Steine Gardens. Fri 1 June: 1pm. Sat 2 June: 1pm. £5. Age 0+.
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Not only is BOAT an idyllic place to spend a couple of hours, but this adaptation of the classic tale by JW Productions is immense fun. Songs, silliness and sword fights, plus a scene-stealing pantomime villainesque performance from the Sheriff of Nottingham = good old family fun. Pack a picnic and enjoy.
Brighton Open Air Theatre, Dyke Road Park. Fri 1 June: 2pm and 7pm. Sat 2 June: 2pm and 7pm, Sun 3 June: 2pm. From £10. Age 2+.
Arr We There Yet?
Australia’s Head First Acrobats are also Fringe favourites (I can recommend their late-night Circus’sission cabaret show as well, although it’s strictly adults only). This swashbuckling show is packed full of danger, daring and derring do as three hapless pirates balance, spin and juggle (with knives) their way across the high seas.
Spiegeltent: Bosco, Old Steine Gardens. Fri 1 June: 2.10pm. Sat 2 June: 2.10pm. Sun 3 June: 2.10pm. From £7. Age 5+.
Ensongclopedia of Animals
We haven’t actually seen this one yet, but we did see and enjoy performer John Hinton’s Ensongclopedia of Science last year and this sounds equally entertaining with a song about an animal for each letter of the alphabet.
The Old Courtroom, 118 Church Street. Sat 2 June: 12pm. Sun 3 June: 12pm. From £8. Age 5+