Schnitzel marionette
Ronnie Burkett

Little Dickens

Created & performed by Ronnie Burkett

He’s baaaaaack! The Daisy Theatre gang gets into the festive sprit with their outrageous rendition of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”

November 19 - December 22, 2019
sheer Burkettian brilliance
The Vancouver Sun
A brilliant artist all round […] who knows just how to pull an audience’s strings on any given night.
Montreal Gazette
40 hand-crafted marionettes saying and doing things that might make even the most hardened adult blush
The Suburban

ABOUT THE SHOW

Nothing says “let the holiday season begin” like a brand new pair of pasties!

He’s baaaaack! Canada’s own brilliant and outrageous puppet master, Ronnie Burkett, returns to Centaur after wowing Montreal audiences with The Daisy Theatre in 2018. This time the raucous Daisy gang is getting into the festive spirit, putting their unique stamp on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Faded diva, Esmé Massengill, is Scrooge in this merry marionette mash-up. All your Daisy favourites pop by as Dickens characters to guide Esmé, in their not-so-subtle way, to redemption and the true meaning of Christmas. An adults-only holiday treat!

Cast

Ronnie Burkett

Creative Team

Created & performed by Ronnie Burkett
Original music by John Alcorn
Stage Manager Crystal Salverda

Production Partner(s)

Enrich your Experience

Pre-show Convo

November 21, 2019

This is a rare opportunity to learn about the ever expanding techniques that create mood, amplify emotions, and add depth to a play and its characters. Meet the set, costume, lighting, and sound designers who give the play you’re about to see its breath and heartbeat. Encompassing manifold aspects of visual arts, fashion design, colour […]

Sunday Chat-up

November 24, 2019

The first Sunday of each run of our Essential Series of plays, join the Montreal Gazette’s Editor-in-Chief, Lucinda Chodan, in conversation with a leading expert on a topic related to the current production. Held in the intimate main floor gallery at 12:30pm, prior to the matinée, make the most of your afternoon at the theatre […]

Saturday Salon

November 30, 2019

Theatre is about exchange, apropos for a theatre born in the country’s first Stock Exchange. On select Saturday afternoons, join Centaur Artistic and Executive Director, Eda Holmes, and her special guests as they break through the fourth wall to connect theatre lovers with theatre makers. Free and held in the main floor gallery.

Sunday Cabaret

December 1, 2019

For fans of the all-but-disappeared piano bars and Tea Room sing-a-longs, the Sunday Cabaret is a casual, fun-filled hour of past and present musical theatre hits, hosted by former Broadway chorus performer, Martin Bédard, accompanied on piano by Doug Price, an Honours graduate of Sheridan College and the current National Theatre School’s Head of Music. […]

Talk-Back

December 5, 2019

Following the performance, you are invited to stay for informal Q&A sessions with the artists. Held in the theatre after select Thursday evening or Sunday matinée presentations. • Thursday December 5 • Sunday December 8

Talk-Back

December 8, 2019

Following the performance, you are invited to stay for informal Q&A sessions with the artists. Held in the theatre after select Thursday evening or Sunday matinée presentations. • Thursday December 5 • Sunday December 8