On the Edge 2016


I saw On The Edge pop up on my timeline a few weeks ago

An arts festival for children? Perfect for the MiniMonkey

So many shows to chose from so we settled on ReinRaumRaus

Also booked in Daddy Monkey and Grumpa

Arrived at Mac Birmingham and I’m ashamed to say it’s the first time i’ve been

What a phenomenal building

Waiting patiently outside with around 50 children aged between teeny to school aged

In we go (not sure who’s more excited; me or the MiniMonkey)

The performance space smells of waffles. Now I’m hungry

And so we begin.

MiniMonkey didn’t blink for the whole time.

He was captivated by what goes on in the kitchen when you try to make waffles.

Milk falling out of draws, leaky ceilings, stacking bowls, dancing with spoons. handstands in giant pans and making giant cups of tea

I was worried about Daddy Monkey, this really isn’t his thing. He came along as I promised i’d feed him afterwards!

He really enjoyed it as did Grumpa

The perfect finishing touch was bring the kids all together at the end (there’s a little more to it but i don’t want to ruin it if you ever get to go!)

When it comes around next year, you need to get your tickets. It was a great way to expose the kids to performance and embrace your inner kid


Thank you On The Edge for letting me watch a performance through my MiniMonkeys eyes

It awakened my own inner MiniMonkey

Until next year…



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