Bed and Breakfast – Holiday Season 2018

For school groups

  • 1:30 p.m. December 18th.
  • 10 a.m. December 19th
  • 1:30 p.m. December 19th
  • 10 a.m. December 20th
  • 1:30 p.m. December 20th
  • 10 a.m. December 21st
  • 1:30 p.m. December 21st

To Book School Shows please email:  ann@puppetmongers.com

And for the public

  • 2 p.m. Wednesday December 26th
  • 2 p.m. Thursday December 27th
  • 2 p.m. Friday December 28th
  • 2 p.m. Saturday December 29th
  • 7:30 p.m. Saturday December 29th
  • 2 p.m. Sunday December 30th

Laced with Puppetmongers’ inimitable humour and delightful storytelling, Bed & Breakfast is a charming feminist adaptation of The Princess and the Pea, set in a magnificent miniature mansion of the Edwardian era. Children are intrigued by the captivating detail, such as tiny working period light fixtures and a steaming bathtub, and transfixed by the power of make-believe.

When Queen Daphne finds out her son, Prince Cuthbert, has fallen in love with a housemaid she banishes him, fires her, and sets about finding a suitable princess for Cuthbert to marry.  Later, one stormy evening, a mysterious stranger seeks refuge at Poshingham Palace… Meanwhile, in an exciting subplot, the Prince struggles against adversity to get home to his sweetheart.

Directed by Sue Miner, Bed & Breakfast brings history to life, challenges gender and social class stereotypes, and celebrates patience, perseverance and problem solving, both in the characters in the story and in the  7 years it took to create the splendidly detailed set, puppets and props.

Additional Information 
  • For school groups: grades 1 through 8
  • For  family Audiences:  enjoyed by ages 5 and up– and adults
  • Run time: approximately 60 minutes.

AWARDS

  • Recipient of a Citation of Excellence in the Art of Puppetry UNIMA-USA, in its original form as a solo play, created and performed by Ann Powell
  • Twice nominated for Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding TYA Production
  • Shortlisted for the Chalmers New Canadian Play Award

REVIEWS

… a gentle tale with something for everyone, … especially recommended for all imaginative children aged 5 to 12.  Like the Dream in High Park and Ross Petty’s pantomime, it’s one of those lovely traditions that brings richness and colour to the multi-faceted theatrical life of the city.                                             Robert Crew, Toronto Star

“NNNN – Played out with sly wit and total charm”               Jon Kaplan, NOW Magazine

HAS PLAYED AT

Tarragon Theatre Extra Space; the attic of Spadina House and the basement of Scadding House, all in Toronto;  Miniaturists’ Conferences in Ontario;  Puppeteers of America Festival in California; and The Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia.

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