MORNING SHOWS The Polar Bears Go Up 11am, Pleasance at EICC (until 27 August) It may be aimed at two- to five-year-olds, but the clowning is terrific for any age group in this whimsical silent show about a pair of bears who want to reach the golden star they had in their grasp, but which floated away. The bears are endearingly lovable and incompetent as they grapple with their problem – failing and failing better before they finally get blast-off. Lovely work. LG Our Carnal Hearts 11am, Summerhall (until 26 August) It is the sticky and spiky hidden parts of ourselves that are displayed in Rachel Mars’ entertainingly nasty interrogation of the competitive spirit – which comes laced with song, arson and a large dose of envy. It’s fitting that it takes place in the dissection room, because it is the human heart that is being pulled apart to find that dark, secret place Gore Vidal acknowledged when he declared “whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.” LGRead the full four-star review Me and My Bee 11.45am, Pleasance Courtyard (until 28 August) Original family shows are a rarity, and this one – a deliciously eccentric plea to… Read full this story
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