Happy

This puppeteer provocateur is one of the most daring theatre artists in Canada.

The Globe and Mail

Happy, the newest creation from Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes, introduces us to the engaging title character, a “happy-go-lucky ” veteran and pensioner who wanders through episodes of grief in other peoples lives. Tandem to the storyline presented by the character of Happy is the grief vaudeville of Antoine Marionette, a campy, other-worldly master of ceremonies. Writer and performer Ronnie Burkett examines the impact of cataclysmic sorrow in human existence and the on ­going discussion of whether happiness is the lucky domain of a select few or the result of constant striving beyond the layers of human despair.

Starring: Ronnie Burkett
Music and Sound Designer: Cathy Nosaty
Lighting Designer: Bill Williams
Stage Manager: Terri Gillis

“Ronnie Burkett is one of the world’s geniuses…seeing his troupe every few years has just become a necessity of civilized theatregoing.” – The Village Voice, New York

“Brilliant.” ­ The New York Times

READ: History of Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes

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(left to right) Lucille and Raymond from Ronnie Burkett's latest play Happy playing at the Roxy theatre. Photo by Ian Jackson

Frank and Hanna with Ronnie Burkett from his latest play Happy playing at the Roxy theatre. Photo by Ian Jackson