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Le Haggis made family friendly

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By Fiona Reid
Le Haggis made family friendly

ANYONE who has ever seen the dazzling Le Haggis burlesque style show will probably agree it's not for children.

However, a new family version was unveiled at this year’s Big Burns Supper and so I took my three along on Sunday to see if becoming kid friendly meant it would lose its sparkle. The answer is no: it was still packed full of glamour and glitz, as well as plenty of jaw dropping moments – just without the risqué elements and with decidedly more costumes.

My trio, aged five to 12, loved the stunts, the drama, the live music and the setting in the spiegeltent. They tapped their toes to the top band, sung and danced along with the performers, joined in the hunt for Hamish the haggis and dropped their jaws in awe at some of the daring feats.

From the acrobats and hoola hooper, to the Russian voice artist, the local young dancers and Dumfries’ own drag queen, they loved it all and would happily have stayed longer. In fact, Imogen aged 10 wrote her own review when we got home, so I’ll hand over to her:

The acts were amazing and they had come from all over the world, like Australia, Russia and Spain. “There was a great band and lots of great singers, they got everyone involved and we all had a great time. “The show was very entertaining and I would definitely recommend it. My favourites were the acrobat man because of all the challenging things he did; the hoola hoop lady because her act was really fun; the chains man because it was very intense and finished with a cool trick; and Bob the singer because he got us all stamping our feet.”

I wholeheartedly agree, except I didn’t have a favourite, they were all fantastic.

It’s yet another triumph for the team behind Le Haggis, and one they’ll hopefully repeat.


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