Bed and Breakfast


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


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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