Bed and Breakfast – Holiday Season 2018
at the Tarragon Theatre Extra Space
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
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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.
- For school groups: grades 1 through 8
- For family Audiences: enjoyed by ages 5 and up– and adults
- Run time: approximately 60 minutes.
- 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
… 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.