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).