“This production is a real treat for the senses… Taken all together, these sight and sound elements succeed splendidly in creating a dreamlike atmosphere well suited to the action on the stage. When combined with the suspenseful scary story, the end result is a very good Fringe play.” – Terry Moor, UMFM Radio
Chimera Theatre presents The Robber Bridegroom, a tale of an impoverished miller who seeks a better life for his only daughter, bringing new life to this classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale through puppetry and physical theatre in this dark adaptation that explores intuition and the uncertain nature of humanity.
To save the mill, they arrange for her marriage to a wealthy man from out of town. She wants to help her family and do what is right, but something wicked lurks in the woods where the bridegroom lives…
Directed by Andrew G. Cooper who also produced and designed the puppets, The Robber Bridegroom boasts of a splendid mix of artists from across Western Canada featuring performers Ashley Hiibner, Deedra Salange Ladouceur, Victoria Skorobohach, and Madeleine Taylor-Gregg and a creative team that includes Jared Raschke (set and lighting design), Lukas Vanderlip (sound design), Maddison Hartloff (costume design), and Juanita Dawn (puppet consultant) bringing this haunting fairy tale to life.
Part of the Summer tour that brought the show to Regina, Winnipeg, and Victoria, The Robber Bridegroom arrives in Vancouver and will play at the Waterfront Theatre in Granville Island as part of the 2019 Vancouver Fringe Festival September 5-15.