The Daisy Theatre has returned to The Cultch!
After three sold out runs, the popular marionette production has returned to The Cultch. The Daisy Theatre celebrated its opening yesterday at The Historic Theatre and will run until April 9.
10 things you should know about The Daisy Theatre:
- The name “Daisy Theatre” comes from “Daisie”- puppet shows staged in Czechoslovakia during World War II, which were banned by the Nazi-regime.
- Every single show is unscripted and partly improvised. So every performance will be different.
- The story is dark and sometimes disturbing, but always ridiculous!
- Ronnie Burkett’s company consists of over 40 marionettes.
- This puppet show is not for kids!
- Ronnie Burkett formed his Theatre of Marionettes in 1986.
- The Daisy Theatre is “Ronnie unleashed”- a show which is completely different than his last shows with monologues and songs, but without an established script.
- Esme Massengill, Mrs. Edna Rural and the fairy child Schnitzel are some of the audiences favourite characters.
- The show celebrated its premiere in 2013 and enthused thousand of visitors since then.
- The Province calls it “Some of the funniest, most brilliant theatre you’ll ever be lucky enough to see”.
We are so excited about the show, and The Daisy Theatre has also obviously infected others with enthusiasm :
“His characters are the stuff of BRILLIANT sketch comedy…the puppets vibrate with life, even though the audience can see Burkett the entire time.” – Andrea Warner, The Georgia Straight
“This is a UNIQUE and CHEEKY form of live stage entertainment that honours and propels the dissident and mutinous roots from which it hath so richly grown” – Baird Blackstone, Broken Leg Reviews
The Daisy Theatre runs from March 21 to April 9 at The Historic Theatre. Book tickets online or by phone by calling The Cultch Box Office at 604.251.1363. Ask the box office about our “see it twice price.” For ages 19+