Review: Pengiunpig Festival Show

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PenguinpigOn Sunday we ventured into Edinburgh on the first weekend of the Fringe and Edinburgh Festival, the place was buzzing, our train was packed at 9:18am.  There were so many things going on, but we went along to the Assembly Roxy to see Penguinpig.  The show is all about online safety and has even made the  ITV news

The show is based on the best-selling picture book by author Stuart Spendlow and illustrator Amy Bradley (illustrator for new CBeebies show ‘It’s About Time’), and is a fun-filled, engaging and colourful story with catchy songs that helps tackle the tricky topic of online safety for 3-8year olds. But I’ll let you into a secret, Buddy, who is 9, thoroughly enjoyed it too!

The show was excellent, the puppets were great, we loved Penguinpig and the puppeteers were absolutely enchanting. Although the story has a serious note to it, it was brought to life in a colourful and fun way and there were many laughs had by all of the family.

Sophie, the main character of the story, goes in search of Penguinpig that she sees on her mum’s tablet, realising once she gets there that Penguinpig doesn’t really exist and her parents don’t know where she is.

The show is wonderful, my boys thought it was great and even understood the messaging behind the story and that they shouldn’t believe everything they read online.

The show is on daily at 10:45 and cost £8.50 but if you are going as a ‘family’ (4 tickets) you get them for £8 each. To book tickets for the show visit Assembly Festival

Disclaimer: We were offered tickets for the show in return for our honest opinion of the show.



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