‘The Boy and the Bunnet’ (it’s probably not a spoiler to say that the bunnet is his hat, and not, as I thought, a rabbit) is James Robertson’s enchanting story about Neil, a boy who lives with his grandma by a mountain. Though it’s written in Scots, narrator Gerda Stevenson tells the tales in such a way that it is involving and fairly easy to follow, helped along by some gorgeously illustrated animation and a seven-strong band. Each of the traditional instruments is associated with one character, and James Ross’ score blends these sounds together beautifully. It may be a little low energy for some children, but overall it’s a sweet story told in a lovely and unusual way.
The Famous Spiegeltent, 6-19 Aug (not 13), 3.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Holly Close]