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Rocket Girl


3-25 August, 10.50am

Underbelly Cowgate, 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX

It's 1969 and Apollo 11 has landed on the moon. Maisie Robinson dreams of becoming an astronaut. But girls Rocket Girl don't do science, do they? Award-winning Ditto present this heart-warming tale, using an amalgamation of storytelling, puppetry and movement. Suitable for 5+.

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Romantic Romeo

August 1 - 25, 10.30am

Gilded Balloon at the Museum, National Museum of Scotland, EH1 1HB

The Capulets and the Montagues hate each other but Romeo has something else on his mind. He's in love with Rosaline and then with Juliet! The romantic couple are now set on the path to their tragic deaths. The masked ball, the balcony scene, the saucy nurse, Mercutio's death, the friar's cunning plan and the tragic death scene are all included in this hilarious adaptation with catchy songs, jokes and slapstick comedy. For ages 5+. Tickets £6-£11.

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The Red Balloon


August 22 - 25, 1.30pm

Sweet Grassmarket, Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS

Based on the classic 1956 film, the award-winning Lucky Dog bring their new show to Edinburgh. Charming, funny, touching and suitable for all the family. Join Pascal and his balloon as they learn about true friendship. For ages 4-10. Tickets £8/£6.

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Rhyme Marmalade


August 3-25, 11am

Waverley Bar, 3-5 St Mary’s Street EH1 1TA

Where do gnus do their shopping? What’re you supposed to do with broccoli? Where can you go in a time machine? Very silly performance poetry for children and well-behaved adults. From multi-slam-winning spoken word artist Melanie Branton. Free, non-ticketed. For 5-10 years.

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Rubbish Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream


31 July -26 August (not 12), 11.30am

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ

Runaways. Fairies. Goblins. Water pistols!? Look out, it's Rubbish Shakespeare! The madcap quartet return with the Bard's impish tale of forbidden love and cheeky pixies, for all ages.

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The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare


7-17 August, 11am

Assembly George Square, George Square, EH8 9LH

A glorious celebration of the work of the world's greatest playwright. Expect silly sketches, toetapping songs and dastardly duels. 'The perfect way to introduce your child to Shakespeare'. Suitable for 5+.

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