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Christchurch Arts Festival: The Daisy Theatre

When:

Thu 27 Aug 2015, 8:30pm–10:30pm
Fri 28 Aug 2015, 8:30pm–10:30pm
Sat 29 Aug 2015, 8:30pm–10:30pm

Where: The Arts Centre of Christchurch, 2 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch

Restrictions: R16

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $52.00
  • Concession: $42.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: CHCHArtsFest

The Daisy Theatre is internationally acclaimed puppeteer 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 40 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 including lounge singer Rosemary Focaccia, marionette ventriloquist Meyer Lemon, chanteuse Jolie Jolie, and “Canada’s oldest and worst actress” Miss Lillian Lunkhead.

With the ever-changing content and nightly improv, each performance will be different, daring and on the edge.

This production contains mature content. Children under the age of 16 will not be admitted.

“Daisy is a raucous good time, a night out in the company of a puckish agent provocateur whose wits are as quick as his virtuosity is dazzling.” - Edmonton

“...the beauty of [Burkett’s] handmade puppets makes the comedy funnier, the raunch raunchier and keeps the heartfelt and heartwarming moments, genuinely sweet and moving.” - Vancouver Sun

“... a raucous good time” - Edmonton Journal

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