Ancient Ballad of Thomas the Rhymer (Into the Woods)

Children's Shows (multimedia, family-friendly)

  • [email protected] - Church
  • 12:30
  • Aug 14-19
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 5+ (6 and older)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Into the Woods
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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A new take on the ancient Border ballad of Thomas the Rhymer with specially composed music performed by well-known instrumentalist and composer John Sampson and multi-talented musician and performer Pete Baynes. Thomas encounters the beautiful queen of Elfland who offers him a choice of three paths. We join in the mystery and magic of Thomas' story with singing and playing, but who can spot the magic treasures? The story is written and narrated by award-winning actor Julia Munrow and features bronze sculptures created by artist Anna Caro.

Please note that while all media gallery content is provided by verified members of the event, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society does not review or approve this content before it is posted. Reports of inappropriate content or copyright infringement can be directed to [email protected].

General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There is a permanent ramp from the street to the door on a very easy gradient and after that everything including the disabled toilet can be accessed via level access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp, Level Access

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Dates, Times and Prices