Laced with Puppetmongers’ inimitable humour and delightful storytelling, Bed & Breakfast is a charming adaptation of The Princess and the Pea, set in a magnificent miniature mansion of the Edwardian era. Older children are intrigued by the captivating detail – tiny working period light fixtures and a steaming bathtub – while younger children are entranced by the story, transfixed by the power of make-believe.
Humour abounds, and everyone roots for the clever servants who conspire to create a happy ending for their Royal employers. Bed & Breakfast was originally written, designed, built and performed solo by Ann Powell. The play was later remounted for two performers and directed by Sue Miner.
- For family Audiences: enjoyed by ages 5 and up– and adults
- Suited to studio theatres: audience maximum 100 (the puppets are only 7″ tall!)
- 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.