The Great Yorkshire Fringe: Best bits for kids

SiroAThere’s a new rival to the Edinburgh Festival on the scene and it’s coming to our doorstep this summer. The very first Great Yorkshire Fringe will hit York with a bang on 24th July and promises 10 days of fun and frivolity. Parliament Street will be transformed like never before, with multiple stages hosting entertainers from across the spectrum. There’ll be the very best comedy, cabaret, theatre and music and – importantly for us – a whole programme of shows for children.

Shows for kids include:

  • the West End smash hit stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson classic, Stick Man.
  • Edinburgh Festival favourite The Amazing Bubble Man (never seen square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles or bubble volcanoes? You soon will)
  • West End Magic, for family-friendly tricks and illusions.
  • James Campbell’s stand-up for kids: all the joy of stand-up without the naughty words!
  • SIRO-A, a Japanese fusion of mime, visual effects and a techno soundtrack that’s taking the world by storm.
  • The Kagools – funny physical comedy and silly sketches in waterproofs.
  • Rick Witter’s Silent Disco Sunday – York legend Rick Witter plays indie and classical rock tunes for all to enjoy.

How good does that sound? And if you’ve got a babysitter or your kids are old enough to leave, there are loads of great comedy and other acts for adults, including Paul Merton’s Impro Chums and Al Murray’s Pub Landlord. For more info, and to book visit the Great Yorkshire Fringe website.

The Great Yorkshire Fringe runs in York’s Parliament Street from 24th July to 2nd August 2015

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