The Pirate, The Potato & The Camel (Not Forgetting the Parrot) (3 stars)

Lively tale of talking tubers and green-fingered pirates

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The Pirate, The Potato

Imagine being stranded on a desert island for weeks on end, with no gameboys, no DVDs and no one but a mouthy parrot for company. Oh, and sand. Lots of sand.

The marooned pirate hero of this fun, colourful show from Top Edge Productions, staves off the loneliness and boredom by planting a potato bed and dreaming of the day when he can supplement his staple diet of coconuts with golden chips and creamy mash. But he gets more than he bargained for when he digs up an outsized, talking, walking, singing, dancing tattie and has to save her from a pair of sinister French chefs disguised as a camel . . .

Every bit as silly as its synopsis sounds, this is a lively slice of offbeat entertainment that offers kids the chance to join in with the surreal action and simple songs. (Allan Radcliffe)

Venue 45, 556 0476, until 25 Aug (not 19), 2.15pm, £5.

The Pirate, The Potato & the Camel (Not Forgetting the Parrot)

  • 3 stars

A silly and lively slice of offbeat entertainment that offers kids the chance to join in with surreal actions and simple songs. Ages 4-7. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

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