Children's Shows (comedy, clown)

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  • Accessibility:
    Hearing not needed
    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


All Mr Sand wanted to do was relax and enjoy the breeze of the sea air on his skin, and the sunshine on his face. Simple pleasures. However, he did not know that he would have to share the beach with someone else. Let's just say Mr Sand's day was about to be turned upside down and inside out. Caught up in the whirlpool of Mr Sea's chaos, Mr Sand does everything he can to get some peace and quiet. 'Reaches far beyond the walls of the theatre' ***** ( 'A show with undeniable charm' **** (

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General venue access

  • Captioning
    Hearing not needed
  • Accessible entry: There are 25 steps into this venue from the cow gate entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 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

Captioned performances

  • Dates: 19 August
  • Type: Open
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

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

Emily Evans 67 days ago

A fantastic piece of children's theatre that really deserved a bigger audience.
Both actors superbly dealt with unexpected kids comments and it really felt like the whole audience was part of the performance.
My 4 year old laughed throughout, and really enjoyed all the interactive elements, as did I.
A super fun hour for all the family.

Daniel Cahill (and The Cahill family) 68 days ago

I've never been so upset that a show I was watching had such a small audience. This show is a fantastic piece of theatre. We bought our tickets as an option for our children to enjoy some physical comedy, and they really, really did enjoy it. But this was not just for them. Me, my wife, our friends, and in fact every other adult who was there, loved it too. It was clear from the laughter. At times both me, my wife and my children were belly laughing. It really was 'a show for the whole family' in the truest sense of the words. And I've read those words plenty of times before watching a show and have been satisfied that I was at least entertained, the children were engaged and the show had raised a smile for us all. But this little show blew me away! The exceptionally talentend performers delivered a well crafted, cleverly scripted and superbly delivered show. I was so surprised by the whole experience. Almost anyone can pull funny faces and get a laugh out of kids, and these actors can too, and their expressions are hilarious; but it's the intelligent way they choose to deploy them that really gets you and sets them apart. Their timing is perfect and the moments of comedy they create are given plenty of time to breathe, and there are some exquisitely funny moments in the subtleties. It's not hurried and the effect is wonderful. The audience are invited to participate too, and the actors skillfully weave this into the script and genuinely welcome and respond to interactions from the audience with playfulness. The story of how Mr Sand and Mr Sea, two very different strangers who meet on a beach as they endevour to enjoy the sun is entitled 'Sunshine', and I would defy anyone to not come out glowing.

Natasha Lee-Walsh 68 days ago

This is a gem of a show. My 5 year old enjoyed every second (as did I)! Her sister, who was at school today, has been fully instructed the best kind of friend and the importance of sharing... She was still acting out parts at bed time :) Understated clowning at its best.

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 69 days ago

Dressed up like Victorian sunbathers, Mr Sea and Mr Sand are struggling to share the beach. Mr Sand wants to sit and relax undisturbed. Mr Sea is rather more disruptive. With minimal dialogue, the accent is on physical comedy as the two antagonists channel a nice Laurel and Hardy for...

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Ed Fringe Review (4/5 stars) 78 days ago

Children’s Theatre is so important and can be difficult to pull off, but Sunshine really gets it right. Take your kids to see this show, it will entertain them and you. Sunshine really did brighten up a rainy morning at the Fringe....

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Ed Fringe Review (4/5 stars) 78 days ago

This is a charming and funny show with a lot of heart, and it’s a great way to introduce your kids to the Fringe. Sunshine makes a nice change from the Edinburgh weather, and will be sure to leave a smile on your face....

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