The Daisy Theatre is world-renowned Canadian puppet mastermind Ronnie Burkett unleashed and unscripted in a hilarious one-man cabaret packed with 40 of the most outrageous characters you’ll ever encounter. Manipulating and voicing the entire rogue’s gallery, meet Canada’s oldest and worst actress Miss Lillian Lunkhead, chanteuse Jolie Jolie, marionette ventriloquist Meyer Lemon, and lounge singer Rosemary Focaccia. The ridiculous, tender, or bawdy antics of Daisy Theatre favorites Esme Massengill, Mrs. Edna Rural and beloved fairy child Schnitzel, lampooning theatre, opera, music hall, Vegas, and vaudeville in a nightly improv, have audiences coming back for seconds and thirds.
Creator and Performer - Ronnie Burkett
Marionette, Costume and Set Design by Ronnie Burkett
Music and Lyrics and Sound Design by John Alcorn
Production Manager / Artistic Associate – Terri Gillis
Stage Manager – Crystal Salverda
Ronnie Burkett discovered puppets at the age of 7, by 14 he was touring his own shows and today, he is an internationally renowned puppeteer and provocateur. His work markedly increased adult audiences, validating the art form as legitimate theatre, long before the advent of such “prop” puppet blockbusters as Lion King and War Horse. He’s played in most major Canadian theatres, breaking a few box office records along the way, and has won almost every award in the biz, including an Emmy, the Siminovitch Prize, an Obie Award, and multiple Stirling, Chalmers, Betty Mitchell and Dora Mavor Moore Awards.
Feb 20 - Mar 24
Les marionettes de Richard Lacroix
Sunday Feb 25 @ 12:30pm
Join Lucinda Chodan, Montreal Gazette’s editor in chief as she speaks with designer, director and puppeteer
In collaboration with the Montreal Gazette
Thursday March 8, 2018
Following the performance.
Audiences are invited to stay
after the show for a lively Q&A
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IN THE NEWS
Feb 23 montrealrampage, Anna Fuerstenberg
Review: The Daisy Theatre
When was the last time you laughed so hard that you had tears rolling down you face? Ronnie Burkett, writer and performer of the puppet/marionette show, The Daisy Theatre, is enormously gifted; he can have a Centaur audience laughing loudly with amazing abandon one minute, and silently watching the fate of a...
Feb 23 The Suburban, Walter J. Lyng
A raunchy showcase from Canada’s puppet master
Centaur Theatre will be overrun by a crew of vibrant puppets, but that doesn’t mean you should bring the kids by for a visit. Daisy Theatre features 40 hand-crafted marionettes saying and doing things that might make even the most hardened adult blush.
Feb 23 Montreal Gazette, Byron Toben
The Daisy Theatre
features marionettes galore
Back in the day, even before I made my theatrical debut in elementary school as a background tree (an exercise in minimalism), I had discovered the fun of sock puppets. (This was a time when one made their own yo-yos from two buttons and a string, which gave as great pleasure ...
The Daisy Theatre at Centaur Theatre
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