I think it's important to remember that kids don't need to be pandered to.
Edinburgh, Scotland (PRWEB) May 09, 2013
The I Hate Children Children's Show announced record breaking ticket sales for the first week of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe show 2013 season. The show sold out show was one of the top sellers of last year and was the number two rated show overall at the festival according to The List magazine which tracks festival shows. Predictions for top shows at this year's Edinburgh Festival are a bit premature but The I Hate Children Children's Show seems like a good bet having sold out every year since it started.
Children's shows have had a great deal of success at the Edinburgh Festival but The I Hate Children Children's Show seems to be in a league of it's own when it comes to popularity not just with families, but with critics as well. In 2011 the show won the Editor's Choice Award for best children's show and was named one of the top ten things to do at the Fringe. Two years ago there was a fistfight at the ticket counter when two father's were told that the show was almost sold out and there were only a couple of tickets left.
The show's website says that the show is for "Teens, tweens, and hot soccer moms!" and features ironic and pithy humor which seems to be a hit with everyone. The show stars Paul Nathan as "The Meanest Man in the World!" and John Anaya who plays guitar, supports Paul as a willing foil and even does a magic trick of his own.
Children are treated to an hour of magic, music, and feigned abuse in the style of W.C. Fields or Roseanne Barr. Although Nathan plays the child hating villian the show seems to be a big hit with kids. Nathan never talks down to them and seems to know instinctively that kids are smarter than we think. "I think it's important to remember that kids don't need to be pandered to." Say's Nathan.
The I Hate Children Children's Show plays daily at 11:45 am at The Pleasance Theater in Edinburgh, Scotland from August 2-26 as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.