Edinburgh Festival Day 10 / A Drop of Fred

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In this slender but delightfully wry solo show, six-year-old scouser Simon sets out to become the Wirral's answer to Fred Astaire. Graeme Henderson does a nice line in quirky Mersey banter, creating, with a tilt of his head, Simon's bemused parents, weary tapdance teachers and brutish classmates and using Simon's truculent persona to steer the show away from its potential mawkishness. The final scene, where dead Astaire pauses on his way to Heaven to revive Simon's hopes and endow him with a drop of his tapping talent, is a joy to watch. Theatre Zoo, 2 Johnston Terr (venue 21), 031-225 7995. 6.05pm. To 5 Sept.

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