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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 admitted.

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, USA)

Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes is exclusively represented by John Lambert & Assoc. (Montreal)




  • THU 27 AUG, 8.30PM Sold Out
  • FRI 28 AUG, 8.30PM Sold Out
  • SAT 29 AUG, 8.30PM Sold Out


  • Fletcher Construction Festival Studio


This production contains mature content.  Individuals under the age of 16 will not be admitted.

Conc $42


Approx 120 minutes, no interval
One of the most excellent shows you'll see this season... maybe ever
- Calgary Herald

Proudly sponsored by:

  • Sponsor The Arts Centre

In association with:

  • Sponsor Canada Council for the Arts
  • Sponsor Ontario Arts Council

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Fletcher Construction Festival Studio

"The Gym"
The Arts Centre
Worcester Boulevard

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