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Cadies Productions Ltd

Cadies Productions was created in April 2004.

Robin Mitchell, who co-founded Edinburgh's Cadies & Witchery Tours in 1984, is the Director of Cadies Productions.

We have produced the following documentary films:  And So Goodbye (2004, 24 mins), The Rest is Silence (2005, 10 mins), Finding Bob McArthur (2007, 75 mins), Breadmakers (2007, 11 mins), The Scottish Parliament: Following the Ghost Road (2007, 35 mins), William McLaren: An Artist Out of Time (2010, 51 mins), About A Band (2010, 43 mins), A Tale of Two Syrias (2012, 64 mins) and a series of short films for Relationships Scotland

We have also worked with Edinburgh Director Keith Bradley on his horror feature Sacrificed (2008, 80 mins) and Jim Hickey's The Dungeon Moor Killings (2009, 80 mins). Our horror comedy The Download Horror (2012, 70 mins) was released in November 2012.

Our play, May I Have The Bill, Please?, Directed by Liam Rudden, was performed at The Boards, Edinburgh Playhouse as part of the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Our Director Robin Mitchell has written one novel Grave Robbers (Luath Press), the top selling guide book What's Under the Kilt? and the children's book and stage show, Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess (Director Liam Rudden) which was performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016. Our 2017 show, Princess Pumpalot: The Quest for the Purple Super-Farting Bean, will be performed at Le Monde in George Street during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Robin Mitchell has now completed his new Princess Pumpalot book entitled Princess Pumpalot: The Super-Farting Bean Mystery.

Latest News

Great Review for Princess Pumpalot

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Great review from the Primary Times for....

Princess Pumpalot: The Quest for the Purple Super-Farting Bean

Princess Pumpalot: The Quest for the Purple Super-Farting Bean is a bit like Ronseal - 'it does exactly what it says on the tin'. There's no hiding the attraction in this show, and let's face it which child doesn't like talking about and hearing pumps and farts?!

The stage area is very small in the style of an old-fashioned radio set, with a few props on a table. The lighting is very subdued and the venue has a Baroque feeling with red chandeliers, gold ceiling and mirrored walls. The 'Fart, fart, fart' song introduces us to one of the three characters - 'Guffy' who is Princess Pumpalot's best friend, then 'Cookie crumble' the Chef, and finally the Princess herself. Although, Cookie Crumble dresses up in many accessories to play the other parts in the Princess's radio play - including the baddies 'Prince Nastavia' and the 'Low-flying gnome'.

The Princess shows us exactly what happens when she eats the red bean 'big noisy fart' and the green bean 'silent but violent fart'. There were screams of laughter from the kids at these great moments of physical comedy. Guffy and the Princess follow the clues to try and find the whereabouts of the purple bean within 'Whiffyville', meeting various characters along the way. The jokes come thick and fast - 'gallery of modern fart', 'farting bureau of investigation', 'strictly come farting' and ‘sweetfart’ instead of ‘sweetheart’.

There is a large part of audience participation to keep the kids happy including dancing, chanting words, booing, doing the butterfly swimming stroke and even a bit of maths! There is also some adult humour tucked away too – Wind in the Willows quotes, plus zero hours contracts and Adrian Mole jokes. The biggest cheers came when the kids were asked to help get rid of the gnome by standing up, turning round and farting at him till he blew off the stage.

Hailey (8) and Isla (7) were two very happy young customers who spent the rest of the day concentrating very hard to emulate their heroine!

Children's Quotes

Hailey aged 8 thought the show was “pumptastic” and “fartazing”, whilst Isla aged 7 said, “Guffy and Princess Pumpalot were amazing” and “I loved doing all the silly things in the show”

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We're Having A Blast!

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We are having a blast at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thank you to all our audiences so far. I think you've taken 'participation' to a all new level!

The venue at Le Monde in George Street is perfect for this year's production - Princess Pumpalot: The Quest for the Purple Super-Farting Bean. We are on at 11am until Friday 18th August.

Remember if you're coming to see the show you can get a photograph taken with Princess Pumpalot and Guffy at the end of the performance.

Keep up to date on our twitter https://twitter.com/PPumpalot

or Fartbook https://www.facebook.com/PPumpalot/

Happy Farting!

 

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New Princess Pumpalot Book Published - Media Release

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A new children's book, Princess Pumpalot: The Super-Farting Bean Mystery, is to be published this week. Written in the style of a screenplay by children's author Robin Mitchell, Princess Pumpalot: The Super-Farting Bean Mystery is the second book in the Princess Pumpalot series.

What's the story?

Can Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess) and her best friend Guffy solve the mystery of the priceless purple super-farting bean? Aided by a set of bizarre clues from some of Wiffyville's more unusual residents including a werewolf, a mummy and a prisoner that isn't a prisoner, Princess Pumpalot and Guffy embark on a mind-boggling adventure to solve this 'whodunit'. On route, the brave duo are confronted at regular intervals by their arch enemies – Prince Nastavia and the Low-Flying Gnomes. Will Princess Pumpalot and Guffy succeed in their quest?

The first book in the series, Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess), introduced the public to a peculiar collection of inhabitants in the fictional world of Wiffyville including Low-Flying Gnomes and since then the characters from Princess Pumpalot have appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in stage shows based on the original book. The 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe production (which takes place at Le Monde in George Street) is based on Robin's new book.

Robin Mitchell said, "I'm amazed how popular Princess Pumpalot has become. Thankfully this is not a scratch and sniff book". I've deliberately written the book in the style of a screenplay to encourage children to take parts and read out loud. After the amazing success of the previous stage shows it seemed only sensible to base the 2017 Fringe show on the new book.

Author – Robin Mitchell

Robin Mitchell co-founded Edinburgh's original walking tour company, The Cadies & Witchery Tours in 1984 and has been a partner in this successful Edinburgh business ever since. He has written one novel - Grave Robbers, the top selling guide book What's Under the Kilt? and the children's books Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess) and Princess Pumpalot: The Super-Farting Bean Mystery.

Illustrations by Keli Clark

Keli Clark is one of Edinburgh's and East Lothian's better known artists. Keli's work encompasses a wide and varied range from: Scottish land and cityscapes, murals, works of magic and mystery, faeries, cats and birds. After this commission Keli can add a mummy, a werewolf and a bearded witch to her portfolio!

Keli Clark said, "I was delighted to be commissioned to illustrate the new Princess Pumpalot book. It was great to exercise my creative mind on completely new characters. You're not asked every day to draw the Toilet of Truth!"

Book Specifications:

Title: Princess Pumpalot: The Super-Farting Bean Mystery

Author: Robin Mitchell

Illustrator: Keli Clark

Publisher: The Cadies & Witchery Tours

Paperback: 128pp / h198mm x 128mm

Illustrations: Colour cover and 21 black & white illustrations

ISBN: 978-0-9522927-6-0 / Price: £6.99

 

 

Princess Prepares to Pump Again

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This taken from The Cadies & Witchery Tours blog post.

"As our keenest followers will know, Witchery Tours founder Robin Mitchell also created the windy, rugby-loving Princess Pumpalot in the successful children's book of the same name.

The Princess and her Wiffyville chums then took a step further, jumping from the page to the stage at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013. They haven't left since, with 2017 marking an astounding fifth year of full-throated flatulent fun.

The 2017 show is now barely a month away, but before it starts, Robin has another treat up his sleeve: the arrival of the second Princess Pumpalot book, Princess Pumpalot: The Super-Farting Bean Mystery!

Can Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess) and her best friend Guffy solve the mystery of the priceless purple super-farting bean? Aided by a set of bizarre clues from some of Wiffyville's more unusual residents including a werewolf, a mummy and a prisoner that isn't a prisoner, Princess Pumpalot and Guffy embark on a mind-boggling adventure to solve this 'whodunit'. On route, the brave duo are confronted at regular intervals by their arch enemies - Prince Nastavia and the Low-Flying Gnomes. Will Princess Pumpalot and Guffy succeed in their quest?

The new book features illustrations by Scottish artist Keli Clark. Keli is one of Edinburgh's and East Lothian's better known artists. Her work encompasses a wide and varied range from: Scottish land and cityscapes, murals, works of magic and mystery, faeries, cats and birds. After this commission Keli can add a mummy, a werewolf and a bearded witch to her portfolio!

Keli said of the work: "I was delighted to be commissioned to illustrate the new Princess Pumpalot book. It was great to exercise my creative mind on completely new characters."

Audiences of last year's Fringe show will have, unknowingly, received a sneak preview of some highlights of the new book: it featured a new narrative, parts of which (including new characters) went into what became Princess Pumpalot: The Super-Farting Bean Mystery. The 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe production (which takes place at Le Monde in George Street) is based on the new book.

The new book will be released towards the end of July. As soon as it's off the presses, it will be available alongside the original right here in our online shop."

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