5 star review fringe 2023

One of the fun milestones of parenthood is when your kid is finally old (read: civilised) enough to bring to live events. There’s something about watching them experience it that’s both heartwarming and fulfilling.  While it’s lovely to witness, it’s not often that the activity you’ve lovingly planned is something you’re interested in. Hands up, parents. Surely, I am not the only one who has fallen asleep or scrolled Facebook while the kids watched whatever is onstage.

You will not experience that at Bubble Laboratory’s Bubble Show.

Firstly, who doesn’t love bubbles? Secondly, this show is a well-curated concoction of bubbles stirred through a routine of physical comedy and backed by a peppy soundtrack that makes you both happy and dancy. It’s hard to not get caught up in the magic. Even if you don’t have a kid, I won’t judge you for sneaking into this show.

While both Dr Bubble and Miss Milkshake are an excellent comedy duo, Miss Milkshake steals the show and the kids’ hearts with her shenanigans. Miss Milkshake is Ernie to Dr Bubble’s Bert – a cheeky mischief maker with a million expressions and a crazy voice that you can’t help but giggle at. Head outside after the show and you’ll see a throng of kids waiting to get their picture taken with the genial performer who is generous with her time and love.

It was a hot afternoon, so the Hat Trick was a bit warm and stuffy. Bring an insulated water bottle to keep hydrated and cool, especially if you’re sensitive to heat. I hardly noticed as I was enthralled by the bubbles but I heard a few grizzly babies in the background.

When I am considering a five star review, I ask myself this question: would I go again? Bubble Laboratory is a resounding YES. And if there was any doubt, the cackles from my amused five year old seals the deal.

Bubble Laboratory’s Bubble Show is on now and runs on selected dates until 11th February. Book your tickets here!