The Daisy Theatre

Ronnie Burkett

Hydro-Québec Auditorium

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 40 marionette characters.

Audiences and critics alike fall in love with the ridiculous, tender, and 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 ever-changing content and nightly improv, each performance is different, daring, and on the edge.

In English | 16 years and up

Nov 6 to 9, 2019 — 90 to 120 minutes without intermission $35 — $53


What People Are Saying...

Some of the funniest, most brilliant theatre you’ll ever be lucky enough to see.

The Province, Vancouver

One of the more excellent shows you’ll see this season… maybe ever.

Calgary Herald


Ronnie Burkett


Marionettes, Costume and Set Design Ronnie Burkett
Music and Lyrics and Sound Design John Alcorn
Production Manager and Artistic Associate Terri Gillis
Stage Manager Crystal Salverda
Associate Producer John Lambert

The Daisy Theatre was co-commissioned by the Luminato Festival (Toronto) and the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (Los Angeles) and produced in association with Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes (Toronto).

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