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Reviews by 8 year olds

What happens when DarkChat take two 8 year olds to the Edinburgh Fringe?  They write reviews of course!


DarkChatters Carl and Kate have twin boys who despite only being 8 years old attended their fourth Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017.  This year, they wrote their own reviews of the shows they saw, they are attached to each of the show pages and are (largely) unedited and a true reflection of what they thought.


Here is what they got up to at the Fringe, and some of the people, and perfomers that they met.

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Meeting the cast of Arisol Samulnori

Review here

Dylan helping Jason Davison do some 'Maths Magic'

Review here

Exploring Underground on the Ghost Tour with Mingin' Annie

Review here

Going global with a member of Soweto Gospel Choir



and also with



'Sadako (Sydnee Kokubun) from 1000 Cranes' all the way from Hawaii

Dylan on stage again, this time with Andrew Roper helping to demonstrate Superman (and subsequently being 'flown' over the audience!)

Both boys sharing our picnic with The Handlebards after their performance of As You Like It.

In the BBC Garden at Heriot's School meeting Jason Davison again and then (the highlight of their trip) meeting Ben from CBBC where they also got to tell jokes and do some presenting.

Homeward bound


Giving dance tips to Guru Dudu


Review here