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Christmas show review: Frida And Frosty, Scottish Youth Theatre

Thanks to Raymond Briggs, there are tinies everywhere who hope that snowmen will - when no adult is looking, of course - come to life. Now really, I shouldn't be telling you this because I did give my word (complete with actions) to keep the Snowman Secret... But then again, Frosty (Nathan Byrne) is a very affable chap. Look how he befriends Frida when she has no-one to play with, and lets everyone in the audience come on their adventure to the North Pole.

Would you believe it? Those Arctic wastes are just through the doors of the Brian Cox Studio - and, in another of Finlay Mclay's visually magical designs, the entire space is in a white-out of soft, soft snow. Just ideal for the running, jumping, rolling and make-believe games that are a key part of this Scottish Youth Theatre show for very young children.

There's more to the fun, however, than hi-jinks. Our lovable Snowman is missing a crucial button, the one that would mean he'd never melt. And little Frida (a perky Katee McCulloch) has to mend her self-centred ways if she's to avoid being on Santa's naughty list. Eilidh Zerebiec busily assumes different guises and characters so that the pair can flex their "helping others" muscle en route to a happy ending. It's a good-natured hour that takes young imaginations on an easy-to-follow journey. Does the Snowman fly? We all do!

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