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The Daisy Theatre ()

Produced by

Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes

Presented by

Factory Theatre

Creator: Ronnie Burkett
Music: John Alcorn
Lyrics: John Alcorn


Factory Studio Theatre


March 18th, 2015 – April 5th, 2015


The Daisy Theatre is 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 forty marionette characters. Since its premiere at the 2013 Luminato Festival,  this unique performance event has played to thousands, with audiences and critics alike falling in love with the ridiculous, tender, outrageous antics of Daisy Theatre favorites 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 such as lounge singer Rosemary Focaccia, marionette ventriloquist Meyer Lemon, chanteuse Jolie Jolie, and “Canada’s oldest and worst actress” Miss Lillian Lunkhead, in what Vancouver’s Georgia Straight calls “one of the best shows you’ll ever see”. With the ever-changing content and nightly improv in an intimate setting, The Daisy Theatre is truly a “see it more than once” theatrical experience! (


Ronnie Burkett Performer

Creative Team

Ronnie Burkett Creator
John Alcorn Music
John Alcorn Lyrics
Ronnie Burkett Marionette Design
Ronnie Burkett Set Designer
Ronnie Burkett Costume Designer
John Alcorn Sound Designer
Cathy Nosaty The Franz and Schnitzel Theme Music Composer
Terri Gillis Artistic Associate


Laura Hubert The Daisy Theatre Theme Song Singer


Terri Gillis Production Manager
Crystal Salverda Stage Manager
John Lambert Associate Producer
Kim Crossley Costumes
Angela Talbot Puppet Builder
Gemma James-Smith Puppet Builder
Marcus Jamin Puppet Builder
Gil Garratt Puppet Builder
Martin Herbert Puppet Builder
Robin Fisher Shoes and Accessories
Camellia Koo Shoes and Accessories
Luman Coad Marionette Controls
Robbie Buttinski Majordomo
Daisy Padunkles Majordomo
Mike Kukucska The Daisy Theatre Stage Creator and Devisor
Eric James Ball "The Max Bümchen Orchestrale" Pit Band Devisor and Builder
Noreen Young "The Max Bümchen Orchestrale" Puppet Sculpter
Alejandro Santiago Photography


Bryan Eaton Venue Technician