21 August 2014

As the end of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe nears its conclusion, reflective attention turns to some of the most exceptional performances of 2014. The past few weeks have brought families plentiful opportunities to sing, dance and accumulate knowledge, as they have been able to chortle, giggle and crease with laughter at the varied mix of eclectic entertainment and educational performances that have graced the multitude of stages all over the city.

Part of this vast family audience has been the Primary Times Parent and Child review team who have constructively assessed well over 100 of the children’s shows and who now want to give some well deserved credit to the gifted performers.

Commenting on the success of the Children’s Fringe, Primary Times Edinburgh Managing Director, Linda Edwards said “Our reviewers were incredibly impressed with the exceptionally high calibre of performances at this year’s Children’s Fringe and we are delighted to see this area of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival grow. It is with great pleasure that Primary Times magazine crowns Story Pocket Theatre with its performance of Arabian Nights at the Gilded Balloon as this year’s Children’s Choice Award Winner for its inventive and magical performance”.

The show was enthusiastically summarised by Primary Times’ reviewer who said “If you would like your children to be inspired and fuel their imagination with beautiful stories, Arabian Nights is not to be missed, it is AWESOME!”

On winning the award Story Pocket Theatre said “We are so thrilled that we have been chosen as The Primary Times Children’s Choice Award Winners. It is a very important recognition of what we have set out to do with Arabian Nights and we are delighted that the panel of judges enjoyed the show so much.”

The winning show scored the highest based on content, scenery, costumes, audience engagement and participation, educational value and overall family entertainment.