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A Royal Pain
This funny, musical puppet play boasts a large cast of larger than life characters, with traditional rod puppets. A whimsical tale of a King with a toothache, A Royal Pain features a regal Queen, a spunky Princess and a resourceful cat who solve the problem of the Royal tooth-ache. Helping out are a mysterious wizard and the kindly King-Father-in-Law. all ages

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Click for more info Carlos and His 5 Reasons
Adapted from a light-hearted Spanish folk-tale, Carlos and His 5 Reasons uses the table-top style of puppetry to explore a young boy's attempt to conquer his fears, and his moods. The self-reliance that Carlos discovers in his encounters with several very strange witches makes this delightful family entertainment. ages 2 - 12, enjoyed by all ages.

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Click for more info From Ruthven to Passchendaele
From the splendour and natural wonder of the Ruthven mansion, to the destitute fields of mud in the Somme, to the healing hospitals of Britain, From Ruthven to Passchendaele commemorates the 100 year anniversary of World War I with a touching, vividly realized portrait of Canadian bravery and sacrifice.

From Ruthven to Passchendaele debuted at Ruthven Park National Historic Site on Remembrance Day, November 11, 2012. 13 large rod puppets, clad in historic costumes, tell the story of the Thompson family of Ruthven Park in Cayuga, and their contributions in WWI as part of the 114th Battalion, Brock's Rangers, in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (C.E.F.). The play centres on M.P. Andrew T. Thompson, his wife Violet, and their three children, Drew, Walter and Peggy. Scenes from the Ruthven mansion, the trenches of Passchendaele and the hospitals of London are presented, with our signature style of table-top and shadow puppets.

From Ruthven to Passchendaele was made possible through the generous support received from Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund.
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Happy Times Nursery Rhymes Happy Times Nursery Rhymes
This one is for our youngest audiences, with stories, poems and songs that are recognizable to the pre-school set.
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Little Fairy Tales for Little People
Traditional fairy tales never go out of style. The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks & the 3 Bears each takes a traditional story and retells it with whimsical charm. These three delightful shows are small-scale, table-top finger-puppet shows designed for small audiences, and small audience members. They are designed to be an introduction to live theatre for younger audiences, who always respond with great enthusiasm to the challenges faced by two little girls, and three little pigs! ages 2 - 8

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Click for more info Pulcinella, il Cameriere
Pulcinella, il Cameriere (Pulcinella, the Waiter) is a fun-filled puppet play using hand puppets inspired by the Commedia dell'Arte style of puppetry. Join Pulcinella as he attempts to impress Pantalone, in order to get closer to Pantalone's flirtatious daughter Angelina, while the Dog threatens to ruin everything. ages 13+

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Pulcinella Teachable Points
Grade 9 Drama
Grade 10 Drama
Grade 9-10 Integrated Arts
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Where Are You Cinderella?
Our newest play with puppets Where Are You Cinderella?, may also be our most traditional. Vintage puppets have been extensively refurbished and recostumed, a new set has been built and original music is being prepared. Don't miss this wonderful version of the age old story of a girl who charms a prince.


ages 2 - 12, enjoyed by all ages.
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Click for more info Young Sophia: the Dundurn Castle Diary
Young Sophia: the Dundurn Castle Diary is a table-top puppet play inspired by the diary of Sophia MacNab, written at Dundurn Castle Hamilton, 1846, age 13. Sophia was the daughter of Sir Allan MacNab. Young Sophia (pronounced so-FYE-ah) made her debut at the Straight from the Garden Fall Fair, Sunday Sept. 26, 2010, at the Dundurn National Historic Site in the fantastic Cockpit Theatre. This play is designed to enhance the Ontario School Curriculum and is now available for school trips to Dundurn Castle. Check the Hamilton Learning Adventures Field Trip Planner, page 3, for full details. all ages

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