The Daisy Theatre by Ronnie Burkett

Showtime: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - Saturday, November 24, 2018

Location: RBC Theatre

Show suitable for: 16+


Sorry, no tickets are available at this time.

Co-commissioned by: The Luminato Festival (Toronto) & the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (Los Angeles) in association with Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes (Toronto).

Music by John Alcorn.

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.

Audiences and critics alike fall in love with the ridiculous, tender, outrageous antics of Daisy Theatre characters: 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!



“…some of the funniest, most brilliant theatre you’ll ever be lucky enough to see.”

–The Province, Vancouver


“One of the more excellent shows you’ll see this season…maybe ever.”

–Calgary Herald


Run time: 90-120 minutes. No intermission *subject to change
Intended for adult audiences only.  Children under 16 will not be admitted.

Join us early and complete your Living Arts Centre experience with our Pre-Show Dinner Buffet at LIVE Restaurant! LIVE Restaurant offers you an enjoyable experience with great food and great ambience.

Doors open at 5:00pm
For reservations, please call 905-306-6116

*Suitable for ages 16+
*Expected runtime is 90-120 minutes without an intermission (subject to change)
*For Groups, please call 905.306.6000