Ole! Babies, toddlers and mummies gather together to tap, clap and shake to a delightful mixture of Flamenco, puppets, storytelling and song. Puppeteer Pam is accompanied by two fabulous Flamenco dancers, her guitarist and singer, on an earnest journey all the way from Edinburgh to Espana to “find Scot’s rhythm”. Scot is a six year-old boy whose best friend is Lucia, his Spanish neighbour. There is, of course, an implicit playful nod to Scot as Scotland, and the show is an interesting way to introduce children to Spanish dance, as well as very loosely framing the difference in cultures. Pam’s wonderful group clearly adore what they do and the persistent smiles on stage are infectious.
Alba Flamenca, 5 – 15 Aug, 2.00pm (2.45pm), £5.00 – £7.00, fpp24.
tw rating 4/5