Little Dickens: The Daisy Theatre
Ronnie Burkett (Toronto)
Dec 5 – 22, 2017 | Ages 16+ | Historic Theatre [map link]
BEST PRICES: Dec 5 to 13!
In Ronnie Burkett’s 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, encountering all your Daisy favourites (as Dickens’ familiar characters!) on her journey to redemption.
The draw: A raucous, adults-only holiday treat, Little Dickens features The Daisy Theatre’s most iconic and beloved character, Schnitzel, as Tiny Tim in a special premiere event for The Cultch.
Little Dickens: The Daisy Theatre Presents A Christmas Carol’s unmatched puppetry and vaudevillian details make it a real gift”—Kathleen Oliver, The Georgia Straight
The familiar characters from his bizarre repertoire ring a showbiz variation on Dickens’ tale that’s…warmer and fuzzier in a Christmassy way, punctuated by raunchy asides and moments of sheer Burkettian brilliance”—Jerry Wasserman, The Vancouver Sun
If you could use a good laugh… get down to The Cultch for an all-strings attached laugh-affair with The Daisy Theatre’s Little Dickens”—Connal Mcnamara, Vancouver Weekly
It was a delight to see Dickens’s timeless characters given a glorious and slightly smutty twist”—Molly Gray, The Vancouver Arts Review
…bold storytelling, black humour, and unscripted razor-edged dialogue”—John Jane, reviewVancouver
I’d recommend seeing it twice because it’s guaranteed you’ll be laughing so hard you’ll have missed some of the great lines the first time around”—Monika Forberger, EntertainmentVancouver.com
I guarantee…you will not have seen anything like this before. It is visually spectacular, exceptionally well executed and truly special to behold”—Penny Warwick, Two Pence & Two Cents
It’s foul-mouthed fun backed by artistic wizardry, and it’s entertaining as hell”—Lillian Jasper, Two Pence & Two Cents