Children’s show review: BonBon
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review: BonBon at C Aquila (Venue 21), reviewed by David Pollock
It’s tricky to assess a children’s show that doesn’t have any children in the audience, but in just such an event the quintet of young actors in this show respond well in a performance which requires a heavy degree of interaction.
It’s fairly fluffy stuff about a young girl – French-accented, adding to the classic Euro-fairytale air – called Scarlette, who is searching for her grandmother while being menaced by a fox in an adapted and simplified take on the Red Riding Hood story.
The plot’s minimal, but that’s not such a big deal in terms of a show aimed at little kids. The main thing is, there are lots of bright and inventive costumes (including a rabbit and a fairy, always winners), treats littering the floor and a bunch of fun, interactive games, including a sweetie lace eating contest, a spirited game of Grandma’s Footsteps and a lively dance-off which will no doubt use up plenty of energy.
Because of the way it has been designed, though, it deserves a big audience full of expectant kids to really ensure it sparkles. Hopefully more will be forthcoming during the final days of the run.
Until 26 August. Today 10am
More info: BonBon is at C Aquila
Originally published in The Scotsman