Manual Cinema Presents: Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster

Children's Shows (theatre, music)

  • 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 do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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Description

Adapted from the beloved children's books by Mo Willems, Leonardo! tells the story of a monster who longs to be scary and the big decisions he must make along the way. This visually stunning production is realised through puppets, paper cut-outs, DIY cinema and live original songs by critically acclaimed multimedia artists Manual Cinema.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There is ramp access to the front door. Then level access to front row seats. There are 14 steps if not taking the accessible entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp, Level Access

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    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

Resolve Productions about 23 hours ago

An absolutely stunning performance unlike anything you've ever seen before! Creative, silly, and full of heart, this is a show that delights children as much as it speaks to adults. Through music, puppetry, and visual storytelling, Manual Cinema brings this tale to life in a truly original and unforgettable way. Cannot recommend enough.

Peter Secrest 2 days ago

This kicked off our first real day at the Fringe and what a way to start! I had seen a Manual Cinema production before but the rest of my party had not. We were blown away by the techniques and styles of puppetry incorporated in the show. We also loved the storyline. Even though we did not have any kids with us, we thoroughly enjoyed it! We also now say "you can be a terrible monster or a wonderful friend" to each other when someone is getting grouchy (which tends to happen when you're on a family vacation abroad!).

Pauline Lord 4 days ago

Absolutely beautiful, creative and entertaining show. Saw with my 4 year old who was engaged throughout. Just wonderful.

GEORGIA LYMAN 7 days ago

Manual Cinema does it again! Ingenious use of puppetry and live music, blended with superb technical timing. Kids will laugh and parents won’t be disappointed with this charming show for all ages. Go see it!


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The Quinntessential Review (4/5 stars) 3 days ago

A joyful, and unique experience for the whole family.

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Musical Theatre Review (4/5 stars) 4 days ago

The juniors in the audience sat enthralled as first one, then another story unfolded before them.

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Edinburghfestivalsforkids (5/5 stars) 6 days ago

Filled with wonder, humour and oodles of warmth, you are sure to be charmed by this real gem of a show.

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Dates, Times and Prices