The Kids with Nae Hame

Theatre (music, poetry)

  • C ARTS | C venues | C aurora - studio
  • 15:55
  • Aug 27
  • 45 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: It’s About Time (Scotland)
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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 do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Documenting the stories of care-experienced people, this show embraces all aspects of their life within the care system and the effects of being part of this under-represented community. Inspired by The Kids from Fame, this original piece tells stories through poetry, song and movement to explore what it is like to grow up in Scotland, and feeling like you are a kid with no home.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Entrance to studio and accessible toilet is via level entrance to halls at 30 Lauriston Street. There is level access to the auditorium. Adapted WC located off foyer adjacent to performance space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Jeremy Ireland 31 days ago

Cool AF.
A really joyously acted, highly humorous, and moving play with some brilliant authenticity underlying it. Actors were perfectly restless and problematic when challenging the seemingly comic but essentially monstrous 'Maggie' and the simultaneous affection and deep displeasure for the care experience was well balanced. The switches in the play to the grimmer stifling forms.of injustice where power is abused with total blindness to the effect raised such strong emotions it was hard not to get out of the seat and stick up for wee jamie. The facts about the costs of care being more than putting someone through Eton were stark and more than true delivered as fantasy, but well enough to think maybe it is, or could, be coming true. Laughing so hard at darkness and being reminded of its reality was a great experience. I hope this wee troupe go on to bigger things. A great experience, and if you think there are more actors than there are, its just good acting, theres not as many as you think!

Lorna Nisbet 37 days ago

This is a genuinely moving play / musical about kids in care. The script is smart and punchy. The acting is really professional and all the cast give the storyline an authenticity through each of their performances.
It is very moving and relevant. Don’t miss it!

HP 39 days ago

Small Venue, small cast but BIG impact. Such a great show with a talented cast.

A hard hitting story telling the reality of some kids in the care system. Although a serious subject the play is filled with lots of comedy and the cast, some playing 2 parts really were fantastic to watch. We loved it!

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Ruth 43 days ago

Wonderful heartfelt performance.
This performance shows the daily struggles of which children within the care system face on a regular basis. It portrays a clear and powerful message which should be broadcasted further as it is still a huge ongoing issue. The message was projected through the cast and it is clear to see, it is an issue which they hold close their hearts.
The serious topic was explored in a humorous tone especially by the talented young actors, some of which take on two roles. This kept the performance enjoyable and almost impossible to not be fully engaged.
There is a strong sense of harmony between the cast on stage and it is clear they have a strong love and passion for performance. This is shown within the first and last scene and particularly within the songs.
If I was to fault anything at all, I would say the timing could be a bit more up to scratch and the scene changes a little slicker. Due to the small performance space, you can hear some of the conversations behind the curtains so it is essential this is remembered.
This is a show your definitely want to involve in your fringe experience, so make sure you don't miss out!

John Handscombe 47 days ago

This is what Fringe should be about. Forget the American Glee groups, forget the drama school students and toxic comedians. This.

A funny, raw community production by (I am assuming) care experienced youngsters. I make that assumption based on the passion and level of understanding of the subject matter on display.

If you don’t know anything about the care system you might be forgiven for thinking that this story is full of exaggeration for comedic effect or that because it’s set in the ‘80s that these things don’t happen any more.

Sadly not true.

If you do know anything about the “care” system then this should make you feel angry, hopeful, sad all at the same time, but will also make you laugh out loud.

The young cast show some real talent and if they are experiencing life in care or as care leavers I sincerely hope they are getting the support they will need to study drama and to know that there are multiple possible careers in the arts. Keep going – you are amazing! And well done to the adult cast supporting them and, presumably, making the show possible.

Also, if you happen to be of a certain age, the inclusion of songs from the Kids From Fame album, 1982, will bring that extra bit of joy to your soul - the change of lyrics to High Fidelity was literally the highlight of my Fringe experience and by far the funniest moment of the 20 or so brilliant shows I have seen.

So, basically, bin whatever ticket you had for this afternoon and GO AND SEE THIS SHOW!!! It has no marketing budget, no swarm of paid flyering people and is clearly finding it hard to get in the audience it so very much deserves.

This show is what community theatre is all about and there should be so much more like it at the Festival!

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North West End UK (3/5 stars) 32 days ago

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