Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes
The Daisy Theatre is internationally
acclaimed puppeteer Ronnie Burkett unleashed... unscripted, by the
seat of his pants, manipulating and voicing his characters through
variety acts, impromptu monologues, musical numbers and audience
participation, featuring a cast of forty marionette characters.
Audiences and critics alike fall in love with the
ridiculous, tender, outrageous antics of Daisy Theatre characters
Esme Massengill, Mrs. Edna Rural and beloved fairy child
Schnitzel.Variety numbers parody theatrical genres from opera,
music hall, Las Vegas, French cabaret and vaudeville, with
characters including lounge singer Rosemary Focaccia, marionette
ventriloquist Meyer Lemon, chanteuse Jolie Jolie, and "Canada's
oldest and worst actress" Miss Lillian Lunkhead.
With the ever-changing content and nightly improv,
each performance will be different, daring and on the edge.
This production contains mature
content. Individuals under the age of 16 will not be
Music and Sound Design by John Alcorn
Co-commissioned by LUMINATO (Toronto, Canada) and
the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (Los Angeles,
Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes is exclusively
represented by John Lambert & Assoc. (Montreal) www.johnlambert.ca