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Venue:The Free Sisters, 139 Cowgate Edinburgh EH1 1JS
Phone: 0131 622 6802
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: Maggie's Chamber
JUL 31, AUG 1-3 at 15:15 (60 min)
Room: The Gothic Room
AUG 4-17, 19-21, 23-25, 27-28 at 12:00 (55 min)
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STV's Best Children's Shows Edinburgh '15. A big bonkers blast of fun with super-duo Cat (Bubbles the Spot Bots Mermaid, CBeebies) & Nicko. Love that frosty film or hate it, you will laugh your pants off & get snowed on! Join these two lovable clowns and the magical freezer for slapstick, songs & hilarious parodies; the kids save the day. "Funny from the moment they strut onto the stage" (Broadway Baby), "Defrosted is an iced gem… Silly for all the right reasons" Fringe Review. **** Adelaide Advertiser.

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August 5, 2016 Childrens Choice Award
Defrosted Childrens Choice Award review
Defrosted is an entertaining and hilarious show. My younger daughter Emily (5) said: “I never thought it was going to be so funny” and frankly speaking I have never seen her laughing so much and continuously for so long!

It is an extremely interactive show, presented by a very talented couple - the clowns Nicko and Cat. It gives both children and adults the opportunity to actively participate in the performance. Defrosted refers to Disney’s Frozen with some well-known songs from the film, however, it is very much a show on its own. A motif of magic combined with the use of physical comedy, puppets, colourful and sparkly dresses, snow machines and even modelling balloons but most of all the enormous amount of energy provided by Cat and Nicko make this show extremely attractive especially for young children.

The performers get an undivided attention of the young audience with the giggling being continuous throughout the whole show. I would highly recommend this super funny show for families with young children.

Our young reviewer said:

Anna (8) said: What I liked about the show was that the actors’ names were silly and funny and when the maracas banged the man’s face and I also liked when snow was falling on me” Click Here

March 1, 2016 playandgo.com
Defrosted Review
Cat and Nicko and are comedy clown duo from the UK who trained together in Paris as clowns. If you have seen Spot Bots on CBeebies in the UK (the ABC for Kids equivalent) then you might recognise Cat from her role as Bubbles the Mermaid.

Defrosted is a very funny show at this years Fringe; it’s very silly and hilarious. From the minute Cat and Nicko take to the stage they had us giggling. They were both so full of life: their body language and their facial expressions were fabulous, their animated personalities brought joy to the performance and it was clear that the show was being enjoyed by both the adults and the children in equal measure.

It’s a low budget set, with a story line loosely based around Frozen but it doesn’t matter if you love the film or loathe it, there’s lots more to the show than references to the film. I really liked the music and would have enjoyed a few more tunes during the show. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved, with some children coming onto the stage to take part and even one poor Dad being dragged up to duet with Cat for ‘Let it Go’ whilst wearing a comedy Elsa wig. This was definitely the highlight for the adults in the audience!

We went as a family with our six year old and eight year old and we all loved it – it was our favourite kids show so far this year. So if you like a bit of silly fun and a bit of clowning around, then I am sure you’d enjoy it too! Click Here

February 29, 2016  Adelaide Advertiser
Defrosted Review 2016
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February 28, 2016 Stories Well Told
This Fringe show is a MUST
This Fringe show is a MUST for any parents and children afflicted by the movie phenomena that is Frozen.

Defrosted is a hilarious comedy that parodies the Disney classic to perfection without ever actually mentioning the film!

Cat and Niko are clearly very experienced children’s entertainers who just get children and know what will engage and delight. They are also very talented singers, dancer and puppeteers! There is plenty in Defrosted for all ages with a few cleverly placed adult jokes that the kids wouldn’t work out.

Great props, fun music and lighting perfectly accentuate this fun show. For my kids, the freezer was a source of constant interest and they loved the puppetry. It had just the right amount of silly sound affects and slapstick humour to amuse the audience. I can see why this show took out awards at the Edinburgh Fringe. This is a great opportunity to expose your children to quality international theatre.

I was lucky enough to grab Cat and Niko after the show for a short interview and find out what inspired this show. Enjoy! Click Here

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