Ronnie Burkett’s Daisy Theatre delights Diamant audience

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Master puppeteer Ronnie Burkett relaxes with some of his many lifelike marionettes who “hang around” backstage when they are not performing onstage. Little Schnitzel is perched on his lap.

The Daisy Theatre puppet show was the first event presented entirely in English at Le Diamant, from Nov. 6 to 9. Canadian artist and puppeteer Ronnie Burkett presented improvised shows every night that included variety acts, extemporaneous monologues and musical numbers brought to life by some of the 40 marionettes in the “ensemble cast” of his own creation.