; Fun! Fun! Vancouver!: Little Willy

Friday, 13 January 2023

Little Willy


Ronnie Burkett returns to the Cultch in his first post-pandemic performance, and boy was the crowd ready for it.  Little Willy is the latest incarnation of the infamous Daisy Theatre troupe's repertoire. This time around, they tackle William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, but also not quite. 

They do make it through the general storyline of the love story tragedy, but with the backstage bickering and musical interludes, this is most definitely a Daisy Theatre production and not a marionette version of Bard on the Beach. Rather, this one is pure joy and hilarity! 

Throw in some audience participation, including as Burkett described it, "two shirtless guys and four dancing dicks," and you know this is not a puppet show for the kids. It's raunchy and it's funny and it's also touching, in that sentimental way of how things used to be, before 2020 turned the world upside down. 

The audience, Ronnie Burkett, and the puppets, were all thrilled to be in the room sharing this one of a kind unique experience. You could attend each night of the run and get a different show, so do it already! 

Little Willy is on now at The Cultch until January 29. 

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