Ronnie Burkett

Little Dickens

November 27 to December 9, 2023
Opening Night November 28
Auburn Stage

Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes

Content Advisory: This production contains strong language, explicit sexuality, audience participation, and mature content.

Age Requirement: Guests under the age of 16 will not be admitted.

Ronnie Burkett Little Dickens

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The Story

In this raucous, adults-only holiday treat, internationally acclaimed and multi-award-winning puppeteer Ronnie Burkett reimagines the timeless classic A Christmas Carol for a madly-merry, marionette mash-up.
Using uniquely-handcrafted characters, seasonal singalongs, cabaret performances, wild improvisations, and (mandatory!) audience participation, Burkett tells the story of Esmé Scrooge, a fading actress and her bumpy path to redemption. 

Have yourself a naughty little Christmas at the Grand Theatre, as Canada’s master puppeteer pulls just the right strings to show audiences the true meaning of the season… or at least one hilarious version of it! 


From the Stage Door

“Hysterically funny and often very naughty!” - Montreal Gazette

“Ronnie Burkett’s Little Dickens is a retelling of A Christmas Carol but with more bah-hum-buggery, fewer heartwarming lessons in morality, and a whole lot of excellent banter.” - Vancouver Weekly

“This show tickled me, so I heartily recommend that you unleash your cheeky side and go watch Little Dickens” - The Vancouver Arts Review