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  • The Garden Of Delight

    Fringe 2018 The Garden of Delight

    Outside, promenade, interactive fun for all the family.

    With live music and singing. In the lovely Dr Neil’s Garden at  Duddingston Kirk Manse Gardens.

    31st July – 19th August
    (No shows on the 15th, 16th 17th August)

    Time (1 Hour)  

    Suitable age 4- 10

    Tickets £7.00, Family £5.50 Children aged 3 and under go free.

    (Group Discounts 10+ available on Edfringe Website




    Though said to be suitable for four to 10-year-olds, if you want a magical experience away from the crowds of Edinburgh town, you couldn’t do much better than see this show.

     Clare Brotherwood – see full review here

    This year our play for children has a very simple environmental message.  We must look after, and protect the world we live in.

    Journey back in time with ‘Tumshie’ the jester and join the magical creatures who inhabit the beautiful land of Alban.  

     But, there are also evil, and very stupid creatures living there who hate all things in nature, who don’t care if the water is contaminated or the trees are dying,  and want to destroy it forever!  
    As the audience walk around the venue – the stunning Dr. Neil’s Garden, they sing songs, and find clues on their quest to save the planet from destruction.

    Original music and songs, and audience participation.

    Dress for the weather and wear stout shoes to cope with long grass in places.

    NOTE: Some areas are not suitable for push-chairs, baby buggies or wheelchairs

    Previous children’s shows by Theatre Alba have been well reviewed.

    Listed in the Guardian in the Top 21 shows for families at EdFringe 2016

    Quotes from previous reviews

    Primary Times – 
    The cast is skilled at telling the story, in particular the storyteller/ narrator is excellent, entertaining the audience while we waited for the show to begin, and encouraging everyone to join in with the travelling song as we made our way around the Gardens. The show is recommended for ages 4-10 and I would say this is accurate, my daughter is 9 and really enjoyed it, and the younger audience members were equally engaged.

    Child’s Review
    The venue is not as central as many Fringe venues but well worth the trip: the Gardens are beautiful and really add to the whole experience. If you have time before or after there is a lovely cafe on site, and there is plenty of free parking in the car park. Recommended if you have children in this age range!

    Read the full review 

    Fair Brown and Trembling
    Three Weeks 4/5 Stars ****

    ” …this interactive story speaks straight to the audience.

    The big kids will appreciate some of the finer humour, and the littler ones will get captured by the story and expressive eyes of the excellent narrator. With teas, coffees, juices and biscuits all available, everyone leaves with their own happy ending.”

    Baba Yaga
    All Edinburgh Theatre 4/5 Stars ****

    ” Magnificently malevolent when it needs to be, Theatre Alba’s take on the great Russian folk tale Baba Yaga thrills and frightens in equal measure as it promenades round Dr Neil’s Garden in Duddingston.”  Thom Dibdin – All Edinburgh Theatre

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