Cadies Productions Ltd
Cadies Productions Ltd was created in April 2004.
Robin Mitchell, who co-founded Edinburgh's Cadies & Witchery Tours in 1984, is the Director of Cadies Productions Ltd.
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, the top selling guide book What's Under the Kilt? and the children's book and stage show, Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess which was performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013 and 2014. Princess Pumpalot returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015 at Sweet Venues in Edinburgh's Grassmarket.
Our new play, May I Have The Bill, Please?, produced by Liam Rudden and directed by Paul Murray, will be performed at the 2015 Leith Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
First Review: May I Have The Bill Please?
The First review for May I Have The Bill Please? by Barry Gordon for the Edinburgh Evening News.
PICTURE the scene: Lunchtime at your favourite restaurant. You’ve just collected a glass of wine from the bar as the waiter shows you to your table.
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Malmaison, Tower Place
Nearby, a party of four - two middle-aged couples enjoying an apparently relaxing meal together - are about to settle up the bill. What could possibly go wrong? The answer, plenty.
Set in the ornate surroundings of Leith’s Malmaison Hotel, had you walked into this 45-minute show by accident, you’d swear the diners sitting opposite were anything but actors. (Credit to director Paul Murray for that.) They confer about the service, hold a vote on whether to tip or not, and there’s the usual chit-chat you’d expect of any couples married for more than a decade. The difference is, it’s really funny.
Written by Robin Mitchell, the zappy script is so identifiable you’ll instantly recognise yourself in one, if not all, of the four characters. There’s always one guy who has to announce he’s off to the toilet, there’s always a lady who ends up emptying her entire handbag’s contents before realising what she’s actually looking for is in the front pocket, and there’s always the couple who gossip about the others when they nip outside to feed their nicotine habit.
Sometimes, however, there’s also a big squabble over who pays the bill - think Fawlty Towers meets Men Behaving Badly and you’ll get the idea.
Of course, such arguments over money is where you often see people’s true colours show. It’s awkward, sure, but when you’re the voyeur, it makes for delightful entertainment.
Featuring Paul Murray (the man’s man), Edward Cory (the peacemaker), and Gwendoline North (the nervy housewife who doesn’t want to cause a row), it’s Donna Hazleton who resonates the most as the group’s sassy fuss-budget. Spare some sympathy, too, for Blair Grandison - the harassed waiter.
A great concept for lunchtime theatre, there’s nothing too demanding about the piece. There’s no real big surprises, either, so don’t expect a twist. It does, however, have the potential to evolve, and no doubt will by the time it debuts on the Fringe this August.
Run ends Friday
Read Barry Gordon's review on the Edinburgh Evening News website.
May I Have The Bill Please?
May I Have The Bill Please? is to premiere at the Leith Festival in June prior to its run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August.
WE'VE all been there. The meal is over. It's time to settle up. But who had what? In this hilarious new comedy from Robin Mitchell, two couples agree to split the bill leading to confusion and laughs galore as their true personalities are revealed. In future, you'll choose to go Dutch.
As part of the 2015 Leith Festival May I Have The Bill Please? will be performed at Malmaison from Monday 15th to Friday 19th June. TICKETS HERE.
As part of the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe May I Have The Bill Please? will be performed at The Boards, Playhouse Theatre from 5th – 29th August – 2pm (not 9, 16 and 23). TICKETS HERE.
The Princess Pumpalot Radio Show (Live On Stage)
Cadies Productions & LRStageworks present The Princess Pumpalot Radio Show (Live On Stage).
Princess Pumpalot makes her Leith Festival debut in a brand new show packed full of laughs and joining in. She's a princess and she farts. What more do you need to know? Can Princess Pumpalot and her best pal Guffy solve the mystery of the super-bean and so save Wiffyville Castle from the nasty Low-Flying Gnomes?
See it at Malmaison Hotel, Leith, 14, 20, 21 June at 2pm.
Tickets are £6+bf (online), or £9 on the door on the day.
You can book HERE - The Princess Pumpalot Radio Show.
Tickets: Princess Pumpalot (Edinburgh Fringe)
TICKETS are now on sale from the EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE production of Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess.
The venue for our 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe production is Sweet Grassmarket (International 1), Apex International Hotel, 31 - 35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HS.
The show runs from 6th August to 30st August at 11am daily (apart from 24th to 28th August).
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