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Tinka’s New Dress

Ronnie Burkett

This very beautiful and touching work by master puppeteer Ronnie Burkett puts a charming spin on a serious story based on real events that occurred in Czechoslovakia during the Second World War.


Artists resisted the Nazi occupation by illegally putting on satirical puppet shows called daisies, so named because daisies grow in the dark. Alone on stage in a magnificent set in the shape of a merry-go-round, Burkett brings 37 marionettes to life. His performance takes a comic turn each night in modern daisies and improvised segments touching on today’s political happenings, which find their voice in his cloth and wooden heroes. Not to be missed!


Created and performed by Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes