Heading to the fringe? Read our suggestions for Guides!

Last in our series is a guide to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for Guides (aged 10 – 14). We’ve chosen five events that aim to encourage and spark the imagination of our Guides!

Within the five shows we’d suggest at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe include sisters searching for magic in a war-torn country, full-contact roller derby, a witty suffragette play and a girl with hurricanes for hands.

Fairies and Dragons of the Desolate Plain

Two sisters want to stop the war and prove that fairies exist. Mabel and Anna search for proof of magic in a Britain torn apart by World War I. When a nearby explosion forces the girls to make a life-changing decision, they must learn to live with only each other’s hands to hold. An emotional journey but one to catch!

Best Girl Athlete

Breath-taking inspiration for any girl who wishes to strive for her dreams regardless of age. Best Girl Athlete is a singer-songwriter from Aberdeen who began her musical adventure at fifteen-years-old. With vocals similar to Ellie Goulding and Laura Marling, Katie Buchan has a simultaneously ethereal and down-to-earth style. Experience Katie’s infectious creativity in person at her Edinburgh Fringe show supported by Fife Youth Arts. Best Girl Athlete is sure to be the newest addition to your summer playlist.


The suffragettes were smart, funny and creative – just like you and me. You can now experience their passion with these series of short plays written by and for the suffragettes of the early 1900’s. Get into the minds of the women who fought for your rights and have a few laughs along the way!

The Girl with the Hurricane Hands

Ever thought you were too different to fit in? You might be more like The Girl with the Hurricane Hands than you first think. Her gentle personality is forever at odds with her turbulent body, while Telescopic Eyes, Sofa Boy, Teabag Terry and Justin Time are busy fighting their own battles. Follow the stories of five children with magical abnormalities as they come to terms with their differences and what makes them special.

Auld Reekie Roller Girls

Roller derby is a full-contact sport dominated by women in glitter shorts, colourful war paint and unapologetic attitudes. Who said girls can’t be strong, tough and extravagantly creative? Auld Reekie Roller Girls is a grassroots team based in Edinburgh whose mission is to provide a competitive environment where women can be themselves, make friends and become more fearless. Look no further if you are looking for some tough role models!

We hope you’ve enjoyed the final part of our Girl’s Guide to the Fringe series. We’d love to hear about your Fringe adventures and of any recommendations, tweet us or post on Facebook.