City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Barking Mad Puppetry for Youngsters at the Scottish Storytelling Centre


By Lindsay Corr - Posted on 12 August 2015

Puppet State Theatre, Theatre of Widdershins and PuppetSoup Dog Creations

Three dogs mean furrowed fur aplenty as the trio battle for scratches behind the ears amongst enchanted visitors at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.

Dog from The Man Who Planted Trees is definitely the mouthiest by far, always ready with a wise crack until you distract him with a stick…

The Land of the Dragon have a hyperactive scruffy pal Gelert who can’t stop giving good luck licks and woofs with all the excitement… in fact you may want to steer clear of his hind leg rising…

Then there’s Poj from The Magic Porridge Pot. The largest puppet canine is so confused by the whole situation from behind his porridge bowl that he thinks he’d rather be a cat… or maybe a bird and fly away with his oversized ears…

Come meet these enchanting creatures and decide which one is your favourite... if you can!

Land of the Dragon – Gwlad y Ddraig
Until Mon 31 Aug | 11am (55mins)| £8 (£6) (£24 Family of 4) | 5+

Award-winning PuppetSoup take you to the edge of your seat and brink of your imagination, where wise men grow from witches' cauldrons and dragons really do exist. ‘Beautifully crafted show, deeply satisfying for young and old alike.’ ★★★★★ (Stage). ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby).
http://bit.ly/dragonDdraig

The Magic Porridge Pot and Other Tasty Tales
Until Mon 31 Aug | 1pm (1hr)| £9 (£7) (£28 Family of 4) | 3+
Relaxed performances: Wed 12 & Fri 28 Aug

Hungry? Seeking quirky flavours? Try our Taste the Difference range. Porridge from a non-stop pot. Stone Soup, cooked by you. Gingerbread Man – spicy, rude, delicious. ‘Meticulous and imaginative’ ★★★★(Scotsman). Theatre of Widdershins always delivery great storytelling with ingenious sets, props and characters.
http://bit.ly/magicporridge

The Man Who Planted Trees
Until Wed 19 Aug (not Mon 17) | 5pm (65mins)| £10 (£7.50) | 7+
'Laughs, heartbreak, war, regeneration, scented breezes, sparkling wit and the best dog puppet ever. Perfect for children and grown-ups. Terrific' (Guardian). Internationally acclaimed adaptation of Jean Giono's classic environmental tale. An enduring Fringe favourite. ★★★★★ (Scotsman).
http://bit.ly/manwhoplantedtrees