Sir David and His Animals

Comedy (clown, physical theatre)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
    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


The magic of David Attenborough live on stage! A blue whale swims through the ocean depths. Racer snakes pursue a young iguana across the desert. Watch as two hapless but enthusiastic clowns recreate extraordinary scenes of the natural world – a world teetering on the brink of disaster. Catch this sell-out five-star show for an epic hour of clowning, physical theatre and the largest range of animals you will ever see on stage! 'Highly nuanced impressions and hilarious exchanges abound... the standing ovation probably says it all' (

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: There is one step to enter the venue through the main entrance. Wheelchair users will be entered through a separate entrance via ramp.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp

  • Stairs: 1
    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

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 14 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Character Introduction Details
  • Additional information: Information not supplied

Be aware that this show features:

  • Performer goes into audience area
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Permission to engage with performer
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area

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

Karen Hopkins 114 days ago

A great show, living up to expectations. Very funny and at times serious too. It even appealed to my 17 month old Granddaughter.

Heather Owen 118 days ago

Brilliant fun! A pair of rubber-bodied, rubber-faced performers manage to recreate all those moments we remember so well from Blue Planet, Life on Earth and so forth - and are hilariously funny in the process.
Sit at the front for maximum animal action - you might even get half a squashy banana!

Daishu Ma 119 days ago

Amazing show! Crying laughing out loud funny and clever and moving! Highly recommend!!

Jamie Lillycrop 122 days ago

I'm recommending this to absolutely everyone - young or old.
Hilarious, clever and all round entertaining.

Exactly what I hoped it to be, and so much more!

Scott Macdonald 125 days ago

Came across this today while walking by. Excellent show. Really clever and funny. Amazing amount of facial expressions. Well done and thanks.

Tom Ayre 125 days ago

An incredible show!
Voted best in Safari gear 2019; Most likely to cause laughing muscle fatigue and Best portrayal of a crab. 10/10

John Wood 125 days ago

A marvellous show from two very talented actors. Amazing facial expressions and a great script. Not to be missed.

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FringeReview 118 days ago

The MC announces the star of the show enthusiastically, then stuff happens! The duo from Clownfish theatre company manage very well, under the circumstances. Out of necessity Jess Clough-MacRae and Jonathan Tilley put on a show like no other! Emulating David Attenborough’s renowned and popular wild life series, where Sir...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (5/5 stars) 122 days ago

If I told you that you could find exotic animals such as; a komodo dragon, a sloth, vibrant snakes, various birds and even a blue whale living their everyday lives in a dark, hot, small room at the Tolbooth Ma...

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