9 August 2019

I Believe in Unicorns - A Family Friendly Edinburgh Fringe Show

If you're still looking for family friendly shows to visit at this years Edinburgh Festival Fringe then book up to see the fabulous I Believe in Unicorns. We were invited along to see what it was all about the other day and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. To start with the name of the show is just amazing isn't it!?

So what is the show about? Here's a quick description from Wizard Presents themselves: "Olivier Award-nominated Wizard Presents brings Morpurgo's treasured story to life, sparking imagination in both young and old. This intimate five-star show is set in a library full of books that hold more than stories within their pages. It is a tale of the power of books, and the bravery of a young boy called Tomas. Tomas hates reading and school, but his world is turned upside down the day he meets the Unicorn Lady..."

I Believe In Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo really is a magical tale. Set in a library surrounded by lovely books you'll be hooked from the get go. This show contains audience participation, but it's all lovely and nice, and has a theme of war in there as well but it's brilliant and moving. I was almost brought to tears at one point and even my son was so emotionally invested he speechlessly awaited the outcome of one scene. My 4 year old daughter loved it as well especially the kites.

The show is being held at the Pleasance Courtyard (venue 33) at 10.30am every day until 26th August (no shows on 14th or 19th August). Tickets range in price from £6.50 to £11 but you can check this out via the edfringe.com website. Aimed at ages 5+ I thought the storytelling was honestly fabulous and the props were amazing. I couldn't believe how many different items you could hide in books, the kids loved it.

I personally loved the show because it was all about the importance of books and reading. I'm lucky my kids really enjoy their books and bedtime stories so if you want to inspire your children to read more go and see this show. The Pleasance Courtyard is an easy venue to find as well with loads of food and drinks stalls plus kids crafts and other fab kids shows throughout the day. A lovely way to spend a day of the school holidays.

I was gifted our tickets in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

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