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.
In between films, 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 and 2015. Princess Pumpalot returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2016 with a brand new show.
Our latest 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.
Princess Pumpalot Tickets
Tickets are NOW on sale for the 2016 Cadies Productions / LRStageworks Edinburgh Festival Fringe production of Princess Pumpalot: The Radio Show - Live on Stage!
The show will be performed at Sweet Venues, Apex Grasssmarket (4th to 16th, 20 & 21st August) at 11.30am. This is a NEW show for 2016 and stars Julie Heatherill, Carole Andrew and Arron Usher. The Director is Liam Rudden.
Get your tickets HERE.
Arcus and Mandragora Sponsorship
We are delighted announce that the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe production of our BRAND NEW show, Princess Pumpalot: The Radio Show - Live on Stage!, is to be sponsored by Mandragora Productions and Arcus Animation Studios.
Arcus is a 2D animation studio that creates broadcast animation, promotional videos, video installations, in-house original content and develops new IP. They have enjoyed producing work for the likes of CBBC and E4, partnered with local and national agencies and brought outdoor events to life with spectacular animation based art installations.
Mandragora Productions are a UK based independent production company who work in all aspects of production and development of shorts and feature films, television entertainment, comedy, drama, childrens, corporate & network commercials, training, web design and multimedia.
Having secured the animation rights to Princess Pumpalot, Mandragora and Arcus were keen to support the 2016 show while turning Princess Pumpalot’s world of Wiffyville into an animated series. We shall be using some of the newly created images as projected backdrops in the actual show. #Fart2016.
A New Farting Princess
We are excited to reveal that this Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the wonderfully talented Julie Heatherill will debut as Princess Pumpalot in the brand new Princess Pumpalot: The Radio Show - Live On Stage!
The casting reunites Julie with. Arron Usher, the record-breaking double-act familiar to all Musselburgh Brunton Theatre panto audiences.
Arron returns as Guffy and the pair are joined by the fabulous Carole Anders as Cookie Crumble.
Did you know? Julie Heatherill was the original choice for Princess Pumpalot and played the role at early script read-throughs until other work commitments spirited her away from us.
The production is sponsored by Mandragora and Arcus Animation Studios.
Princess Pumpalot: The Story So Far
Writer/Producer of Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess, Robin Mitchell, explains how the Princess came about.
While on holiday in Ireland in August 2011, the children's character Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess was born. I was staying with family in Dublin and on one particular rainy day, the idea for a farting princess was hatched.
It was the name – Princess Pumpalot - I liked at first. It made me laugh. It made anyone I told laugh. I instantly saw Princess Pumpalot as a ‘tom boy’, so introduced her to the game of rugby. She needed a sidekick, so Guffy was born.
The other characters inhabiting the fictional world of Wiffyville (The King, The Queen, The Two Princes’, The Low-Flying Gnomes, Geoffrey the Giraffe and the Bearded Witch) took a little more time to develop.
The book was published in July 2012 and shortly after this I met Theatre Director Liam Rudden, who liked the story so much, he suggested producing a stage show based on the book. Well, I didn’t expect anything to happen overnight but when you’re dealing with Liam, things tend to happen before you even suggest them. So by the summer of 2013 we were producing an Edinburgh Festival Fringe show which premiered at The Assembly Rooms.
I’ve been asking as many people as I can who buy a copy of Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess to take a photo of themselves with the book. The photos have been added to Flickr online and by October 2015, over 200 photos had been uploaded to the site.
There was such a great response from 2013 show both from the audiences and the critics we knew we had created an enjoyable child-friendly production. Plans were soon underway for the 2014 show which took place at The New Town Theatre and our third incarnation was staged in August 2015 at Sweet Venues in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket.
Also in June 2015, The Italian premiere of Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess with a stage production, based on the original text of the book, took place in Northern Italy. The production was performed by the Benvenuto Players - an English speaking Youth Theatre Group run by Theatre Producer Alison Parnell.
A new show has been written for the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, called Princess Pumpalot: The Radio Show - Live On Stage! I based the new story around Princess Pumpalot and Guffy’s quest for the powerful purple super-farting bean. An early version of this show was tested at The Leith Festival with a lot of positive feedback.
On the back of the Fringe shows, the animation rights were snapped up by Mandragora Productions and Arcus Animation Studios. I never realised farting could travel so far. It’s quite remarkable how the Princess has taken off. She’s certainly gone from strength to strength and she hasn’t finished farting yet.
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