5 Star Show!
Where do I start…
Edinburgh Fringe – Check
Family friendly – Check
Kids will love it – Check
Adults will enjoy it just as much – Double Check!
Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall is the brainchild of Monica Corduff-Gonzalez. After having her very own boogie baby in 2010 she came up with the idea of having a baby disco where parents can really let loose with their little ones.
We arrived at the Assembly George Square about half an hour before the show was due to start. As a long time lover of the Fringe it was my first foray into the world of Childrens Shows! We took our own snacks as the kids are not at the age where the street food and takeaway food available was suitable! There are loads of picnic benches set up in a brilliant courtyard that is super child friendly.
You can’t take buggies into the theatre so had to leave them outside – I wish I had known that in advance. The guys at the door were great though and had them all covered in a tarpaulin against the rain and when we came out they were brilliant at helping get the buggies back out!
The music was in full swing as we entered the ‘tent’ and Monski Mouse and her crew gave us the warmest welcome. There followed an hour of pumping tunes, shiny disco balls and funky dance moves! I encountered grans, grandads, nannies, aunties, dads and mums along with their kids and the age ranged from crawling up to around 5 years of age. Monski Mouse had them doing the jive, rocking around the clock, breaking down to outcast and finishing off with some conga and dirty dancing!
Our host has years of experience as a dj and it really showed. I was suprised how much fun it was and Monski Mouse kept the energy levels up but also had a little interlude of sleeping bunnies which helped chill the little ones out.
Take snacks, plenty of juice and a memory of your going out days!
The atmosphere was really fun, I expected a lot of uncomfortable shuffling but in the darkened glow of the disco lights everyone let loose!
My kids are 1 1/2 and 3 1/2 and both loved it equally – my younger daughter maybe enjoyed it a bit more as she was mesmerised by the disco ball, I am totally buying her one now!
I would highly recommend this show if you are thinkimg about travelling to the Fringe with your family it is brilliant fun.
I would rate this 5 Stars!
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Venue: Assembly Festival George Square – Spiegeltent Palais Du Variete
Dates: 4,5,6,10,11,12,13,17,18,19,20,25,26,27 August
Ticket Prices: £7.50, children under 6 months old enter free
I was given free tickets for the show in exchange for a full and frank review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Please let me know if you go along!