Chance are you’ve never seen a puppet show like this.
Two dozen very adult and freakishly realistic puppets – everything from a snarky old dowager to a self-described “fairy boy” named Schnitzel – come together in The Daisy Theatre, a unique “puppet cabaret” showing at the Cultch, Nov. 26-Dec. 15.
The work pulls together variety acts, music and short, very un-PC skits – all performed by extremely lifelike puppets. The man behind the strings, controlling the action from a balcony high above the stage, is Canada’s undisputed puppet master, Ronnie Burkett.
Burkett is widely credited with turning puppetry into a respected art form. He has spent more than 25 years entertaining audiences around the world with sultry, bawdy and introspective tales – all acted out by his own intricately hand-crafted puppets.