Mustard Doesn't Go with Girls

Children's Shows (theatre)

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  • Accessibility:
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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


When the children of Bow-on-Tie start mysteriously disappearing, Abigail decides to investigate further. She embarks on a music-filled adventure to uncover the town's secrets, topple the cabinet of treacherous animals in charge and prove girls are made of more than just sugar and spice. Catch this original musical tale for all the family from 'witty and inventive' (**** Stage) Lecoq-trained company, Bric à Brac. Using an original score, slick movement and strong characters, this production seeks to poke fun at fairy tales from the past whilst creating new storylines for the young generation of today.

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  • Stairs: 20+
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Deirdre 83 days ago

Heard about this lovely theatre company a few years ago, and finally had the time to go see them perform. One of the most enjoyable hours of my Fringe experience, (definitely in the top 5). An imaginative new way of retelling fairy tales for all the family or for any theatre-goer of any age. Full of energy, visually bright, good use of space and interaction with the audience.

Steve 91 days ago

Q: How do you keep a room of kids (and adults) engrossed, silent, engaged and enthralled for an hour?

A: Go see this show and find out.

I'll be looking out for this troupe - Bric à Brac Theatre - from now on. Excellent stuff.

David Hughes 97 days ago

Terrific show, terrific cast - as good as anything I've seen at for kids at the Fringe in many a year. Took my two girls - 6 and 9 - and they loved it. Thoroughly recommend this.

Rachel Mason 98 days ago

This is the best show we have seen at The Fringe this year, the cast are all amazing, I attended with my 10 year old daughter, we both loved the entire show and would gladly see it again, absolutely hilarious.

Ellie Phillips 98 days ago

Absolutely incredible for all ages, fantastic musical and theatrical talent from the entire cast, wish there were more stories like this when I was younger, if you have children or just want a reminder that there is hope for equality in the world, definitely a must see! They may as well be astrologers because they get ALL the stars!

Emma Kehoe 98 days ago

What a great musical show. It’s billed for kids but has plenty for adults too. Highly recommend! It’s funny, thought provoking and totally uplifting. A fab way to spend a morning hour

Judith Alcock 101 days ago

I saw this show today (3rd August) with my boys who are 5 and 7. We absolutely loved it!! The cast are very funny, the music kept the kids going throughout. Where some shows lose their attention, this easily held them for the full hour. They thought the croc was hilarious too!! Would highly recommend. Lots of laughs for young and old(er) family members!!

Sarah Hunter-Argyle 101 days ago

This is a truly brilliant heartwarming musical comedy! Works for adults and children, I loved it, as did my children (4/7/10 yrs). Really funny script, great characters, fantastically engaging actors (who are uniformly hilarious), and one of the best villains you'll see on stage.
Really, highly, passionately recommend!

Helge Holmbek 102 days ago

Just seen "Mustard Doesn't Go with Girls". Very impressed. Suiteable for the whole family. Go and see it yourself.

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 83 days ago

A crocodile librarian sits down to read one last book on her final day, join her getting sucked into the adventure, mystery and intrigue. In the fairytale world of Bow-on-Tie, where boys are boys and girls are girls and the mayor is a crocodile, everyone knows the rules and everyone...

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Edinburgh Festivals For Kids (4/5 stars) 91 days ago

With the ultimately uplifting message of we should be free to be whoever we want to be, this warming, witty and melodic show is not to be missed.

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Primary Times (5/5 stars) 91 days ago

A charming and original gem of a fairy tale with funny songs and a strong moral message, which my girls loved.

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The List (3/5 stars) 92 days ago

Young girls sets the world to rights in this lively musical...

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One4Review (5/5 stars) 93 days ago

Mustard Doesn’t Go With Girls is a beautifully performed musical for the whole family. The show begins in a library, where the librarian (a crocodile!) finds and reads a book. It tells the story of a town called Bow-on-Tie, where … Read More ...

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