The Man Who Planted Trees (4 stars)

The Man Who Planted Trees

This charming show from Puppet State Theatre Company has been doing the rounds for a few years now, but the two performers approach it with the kind of freshness and wit you’d expect from a brand new show.

Adapted from Jean Giono’s short story, the narrative centres on a self-less man who plants thousands of acorns and transforms a dry, miserable habitat into a lush paradise. Aimed at ages 7+, children will need a fairly strong vocabulary to understand all of the script – but enjoying the hilarious talking dog will come easily to all. A moving story about the power of regeneration, told with humour and imagination.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, 556 9579, until 31 Aug, 5.30pm, £7 (£5).

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