In Ronnie Burkett’s Little Dickens, the cast of The Daisy Theatre take on the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, in the merriest marionette mash-up ever. Faded Daisy diva, Esmé Massengill, plays the role of miserly, drunken, bitter Esmé Scrooge, in this Burkett-esque retelling of the Dickens classic.
As always with an improvised Daisy show, there is no set script, and in the journey of Esmé Scrooge toward redemption, she encounters all the Daisy favourites portraying Dickens’ familiar characters. In keeping with the vaudeville show theme of The Daisy Theatre, popular Christmas songs will feature in a burlesque opening, sultry jazz solos, and the merriment of Fezziwig’s party.
A raucous, adults-only holiday treat, Little Dickensholds true to the heart of A Christmas Carol by featuring The Daisy Theatre’s most iconic and beloved character, Schnitzel, as Tiny Tim in a special premiere event created for The Cultch.
WHEN: December 5 - 22, 2017
Dec 5, 8 PM: OPENING NIGHT
Dec 6-10, 12-17 &18-22, 8 PM
WHERE: HISTORIC THEATRE 1895 Venables St.
TICKETS: Tickets from $22. Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch’s Box Office: 604-251-1363 or tickets.thecultch.com.
ADDED VALUE: Book tickets for one of the TALKBACK performances and enjoy a lively post-show Q&A session with Ronnie Burkett: Dec 6, 12 & 19 at 8 PM.