Would you take your child to a kid-friendly drag show? Meet the mums who have

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"We've had kids feel quite confused at the beginning, they look at us like 'What are they?'" Glamrou, one of five drag queens who form Denim, is standing back stage in frothy yellow chiffon and blue lipstick.

The band is getting ready to perform one of their two cabarets a day at the Edinburgh Fringe. The audience for this show, however, isn't your standard drag crowd. 

It is an audience of children and their right-on parents. 

"We wanted to make a show for kids that wasn't patronising. We wanted to show the reality of what is like to be queer - we wanted to make a show that we wish we'd had as kids." 

As the audience fill up the Piccolo tent in Assembly Gardens, it is hard to tell who is more excited - the children or the parents. There's a row of mums in the back who sing along without any encouragement, much to their kids' dismay. 

The show is littered with messages of acceptance and solidarity. At one point, Crystal, a bearded redhead, talks about struggling with her body image. Electra, the punk-rock rebel of the group, is overcome with shyness on stage and has to be coaxed back on to perform. When she does, the audience go wild. 

Tabitha Ladbrook-Hutt was there with her two girls, both under four years old.

"The message of it was beautiful and I think that came across really well. It's really good to bring these things up from an early age. The earlier you start that, the better really."

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Denim have something of the Powerpuff Girls about them; each with distinct personalities, characters and stories. That makes them all the more attractive for kids.

Tabitha's three year old, Matilda, told her mum she was looking forward to seeing the 'blue one' before she even got to the door. 

It is easy to imagine the gentle Shirley or the diva Aphrodite getting a cult following from kids, and parents, who love the glamour and the message they offer.

The band are successful in the cabaret scene for adults but they may be forging a new path among children.

Denim are performing two shows at the Fringe: