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The Daisy Theatre Returns To The Cultch December 4-22, 2018 With A Christmas Carol

20 Nov

LittleDickensThe ever popular Ronnie Burkett brings the Daisy Theatre back to The Cultch for his production of a Christmas Carol with the Little Dickens. If you don’t know about the Daisy Theatre, you are missing a whole lot of fun. This is an adult puppet show performed By Ronnie Burkett.  If you think the idea of a puppet show doesn’t appeal to you, try it, you will be surprised.  The Daisy Theatre is unlike anything you have ever seen. Ronnie Burkett, puppeteer provocateur and his company of over 40 marionettes, will not only entertain you, but will be sure to have you riding a wave of emotion as he brings his puppets to life. The energy he brings to his puppetry is rather awe inspiring not to mention how he seamlessly transitions between all the characters. In this  production of The Little Dickens, the cast of The Daisy Theatre take on the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, in the merriest marionette mash-up ever. Faded Daisy diva, Esmé Massengill, plays the role of miserly, drunken, bitter Esmé Scrooge, in this Burkett-esque retelling of the Dickens classic.  Ronnie Burkett brings a sharp wit to his characters when he needs to, but he can be as soft as kitten when playing the character Schnitzel who usually begins and finishes his show. Each performance is different, daring and ridiculous.  The Georgia Straight has previously called it “one of the best shows you’ll ever see”.  Tickets start at $24 and are available online at The Cultch.  Note, due to the mature content this is a 19+ show.

What people are saying about Ronnie Burkett:

“Ronnie Burkett’s creations are remarkable feats of both manipulation and imagination” — The Guardian (UK)

 “One of the geniuses of the world…seeing his troupe every few years has just become a necessity of civilized theatre going”
— The Village Voice (NY)

The Daisy Theatre Returns To The Cultch September 23rd to October 12th

12 Sep

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Back by popular demand!  The Daisy Theatre returns to The Cultch for a run on September 23rd to October 12th.  This was a sold out show in 2013 and has been billed by The Georgia Straight as “one of the best shows you’ll ever see”. This season’s edition promises new variety acts and characters in addition to some favourites for those that did not get a chance to see last year’s show.   You can expect each performance to not only be different, but daring and ridiculous.  Ronnie Burkett, puppeteer provocateur and his company of over 30 marionettes will have you roaring in the aisles.   If you wish to get a sense of last year’s show, check out the review in the Vancouver Sun. Don’t be surprised if the show starts with a burlesque number, but then with Ronnie you just never know, but be prepared to be shocked. The shock value is part of the fun. Tickets range from $18.01 to $50.48 and if interested, best be quick on the ticket purchase. It is expected to be another sold out run.  Note, the show does have a running time of 90 – 120 minutes with no intermission.

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