Where Kids Rule the World… or at least a bit of it.
Kidocracy is an interactive theatre show for children aged 6+, presented by Keith Farnan (Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow). Appearing as his alter ego, Brehon, an ancient Irish know-it-all, the show gives a young audience the chance to learn a little bit about politics and governing while having fun at the same time. Brehon has awoken from a 400 year slumber to find the world in a state of chaos. The grown-ups have clearly made a mess of things and so Brehon offers the boys and girls a chance to rule the island of Kidocracy. In just under an hour, they must elect leaders, come up with rules that rock and deal with all sorts of crises because running the world isn’t just all fun, fun, fun, there’s stuff to be done as well.
This is a unique and exciting show for children that aims to show the importance of participation in democracy, whether it be real or invented. Focusing on various challenges, the audience get to debate (in an entertaining way) about problems the world is facing and how they would deal with it. The aim of the show is to create a sense that participation is vital and that everyone’s voice is important. The hope is to involve as many of the children in the audience as possible in various aspects of the show and give them a confidence not just in speaking up but in taking an interest in what’s going on the world. If nothing else, maybe Kidocracy will inspire enthusiasm in the youngest generation to fix the mistakes of the grownups when it comes to how the world is run.
“Artful, satirical…with a lightness of touch and a hefty helping of roguish Celtic charm” SUNDAY TIMES
Keith Farnan – Bio
Having appeared on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Montreal’s Just for Laughs, Showtime’s Live from Amsterdam as well as Money, Money, Money, his own stand-up documentary for RTE, Keith Farnan continues to perform his unique shows with their mixture of satire and insight at festivals across the world. Kidocracy is his first children’s show but is very much in keeping with his previous shows bringing a sense of fun to the societal issues of the day. Radio appearances include captaining the panel show Bad Language for BBC Scotland, BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends and BBC Scotland’s The Guessing Game with Clive Anderson.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
The Stand 3, 28 York Place.
Dates: 3rd August – 20th August
Time: 12:00am Tickets – (£8/£7)