Ronnie Burkett is Canada’s premiere puppeteer who has received the Order of Canada for his artistry and originality in the art of puppetry. Ronnie will perform a featured solo cabaret-style show for a limited number of adults on the evening of Friday, August 12, in the theatre of the Almonte Old Town Hall.

Ronnie Burkett’s The Loony Bin is an intimate “adults only” salon-style handpuppet show featuring a crazy cast of characters in an improvised mash-up of scenes, songs and silliness. Set in a tattered puppet booth, the evening introduces us to leading lady Vealma Abattoir, once famous as the cow who jumped over the moon. She is joined by a company of faded players, her mysterious staff, and beloved characters from past Burkett shows including the wistful fairy Schnitzel, has-been actress Esmé Massengill, and beloved prairie matron Mrs. Edna Rural.

The Loony Bin has been Ronnie’s small personal pandemic project while locked in his studio, and Puppets Up! will be the premiere performance.



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