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A duck strikes up an unlikely friendship with Death. Magic and puppetry allow us to deal with this difficult subject in a way that is elegant and thought provoking. A story for adults and children!
How would a group of children write a Fluxus inspired musical score? Leave your grown up sensibilities at the door and join this musical journey through the whims and wonders of childish imagination. ‘Delightful’ (The Scotsman).
A playful, funny and sometimes moving look at how we see ourselves and others, featuring dance, chat and one perfect scene containing everything you could wish for... ‘Brave, honest and delightful’ (The Scotsman). ‘Utterly engaging’ (The Herald). Part of Made in Scotland showcase.
Kid explores the relationship between mother and kid through lighting, sounds effect, shadow and extraordinary movement. Box breaks the barrier of dream and reality, bringing the world into this magical box. Where dance transforms poetry into body language.
Come on an odyssey of the sky with the Fiancée of Danger. The true story of one woman's yearning for the limitless skies.
An emotionally dark, richly visual fairytale for adults and heavy-metal kids. How would you feel if your shadow took over your soul and began exploring its own desires and urges? Beautiful shadow theatre from the internationally acclaimed company.
A new story, inspired by the Tale of the Town Mouse and the Country Mouse from Fringe First Award winners Tom Frankland and Laura Mugridge.
Two terrible twins rule their school until the arrival of a headmaster with scaly skin and a spiky tail. An outrageously entertaining comic caper from Dennis Kelly, the writer of Matilda The Musical.
Throughout the festival Summerhall's Yellow Room Children's space will host Jolly Jungle, a drop-in play space for parents and carers to explore with their child. A perfect way to escape the festival fever and take a breather between shows, Jolly Jungle is brimming with toys, soft play, art and crafts and a story corner too for tiny tots, toddlers and pre schoolers to enjoy.
Internationally acclaimed, multi award-winning Song of the Goat present a passionate theatrical performance inspired by ancient Gaelic and Scottish musical traditions: laments, psalms, songs of exile.
Join Wilma and William on a journey underground as they discover a family of friendly, musical worms. The Worm is guaranteed to make everyone giggle, wiggle and love the squirmy wonders beneath our feet.
A dark, tender, and funny lyrical narrative about brothers, escape, survival and love from playwright/performer Annie Siddons (Kneehigh, BAC) with an atmospheric live score by Marcus Hamblett. 'Wonderfully involving, witty and emotionally potent.' (Independent on Siddons).
A unique playroom performance that invites 0-4 year olds (and their adults), to explore William Blake’s imagination. Innocence is a magical theatrical journey led by Scottish Dance Theatre’s captivating dancers, with live music, songs, giggles and animal noises.