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Cadies Productions

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 (2010-2017) 

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?, was performed as part of the 2015 & 2018 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 Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess) children's books and stage shows. The shows were performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018. A NEW show, Princess Pumpalot: The Ghostly Farting Monk Hunt was performed at Le Monde in George Street during the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Robin Mitchell's new Princess Pumpalot book entitled Princess Pumpalot: The Super-Farting Bean Mystery was published in July 2017 and he is presently writing a new play with the title, "Title Not Known Yet".

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Seasonal Greetings


Merry Christmas from all at Cadies Productions.

Thanks for all your support throughout 2019 and sending lots of good wishes for 2020.

This is a little Christmas video we compiled for The Witchery Tours.

Tags: Screening

Primary Times Children's Choice Awards Review


Can Princess Pumpalot and her trusty, cheeky side kick Guffy save the Wiffyville Castle from the Ghostly farting monk? This show is a very enjoyable and light-hearted slice of pantomime style fun for younger children (approx 4-9 years). It’s fast moving keeping short attention spans engaged and lots of opportunity for helping the characters out (he’s behind you!). There is, obviously, toilet humour galore which had the adults laughing along loudly with the kids and some great comedic acting. If farts are a popular topic of conversation in your house (as they are in mine) you family’s gonna love this. Oh, and the venue is quite swanky too…Grace aged 5 said “It was so funny they kept farting all the time!”

Elsa (5) said “Guffy was soooo funny and the farts were so loud ha ha. I also liked the big gorilla." Madeleine aged 9 said “I just liked all of it. All the characters were really good.”

Our young reviewers say:

Grace, aged 5: “It was so funny they kept farting all the time!”

Elsa, aged 5: “Guffy was soooo funny and the farts were so loud ha ha. I also liked the big gorilla”

Madeleine, aged 9:“I just liked all of it. All the characters were really good.”

Tags: Festival

All Edinburgh Theatre 4-Star Review


August 8, 2019

★★★★☆    Whiffy

Young Critics Scheme Le Monde (Venue 47): Fri 2 – Mon 12 Aug 2019 Review by Layza Venancio Mirhadi

Princess Pumpalot returns to the fringe for a short run at Le Monde, in a new story by Robyn Mitchell, set in a mystical version of Edinburgh.

Guffy, played by Arron Usher, finds himself a mystery to solve, which involves trying to capture ‘The ghostly farting monk”. He asks Princess Pumpalot, played by Gillian Goupillot, to solve it with him. Throughout his journey they meet many different characters – all played by Robyn Mitchell.

This show is perfect for taking any little ones who like audience interaction. There are lots of questions which have to be answered by shouting at the top of your lungs. And we have to stand up to take part in a dance when the big people have to join in to!

Farting and pooing are mentioned many times is. Which is extremely funny for the wee ones and is also a consistent part of the storyline.

Arron Usher plays Guffy with a real energy that he maintains throughout the full show. Which helps make an entertaining atmosphere, especially since its quite early in the morning. He also uses his voice really well which makes it intriguing to watch and helps you believe you are in a mystical town.

farting talent

Gillian Goupillot also maintains energy and interacts with audience as the Princess with the farting talent, which allows the audience to create a friendship with her during the show. Her movements and facial expression are consistent which makes it believable that we are in a mystical town helping her and Guffy.

Robyn Mitchell who plays several characters, from Prentice the plumber to the evil Ghostly farting monk, will definitely make you giggle.

His use of voice is loud and clear so the little ones understand. While his facial expression and body language make it believable and easy to understand when he is a different character.

A lovely mid-morning show for any family with little ones who appreciate smelly jokes and giggles

Running time: 50 minutes (no interval) Le Monde, 16 George Street, EH2 2PF (venue 47) Friday 2-Monday 12August 2019 Daily (not Sats): 11am. Tickes and details:

Twitter: @PPumpalot

Tags: Festival

Phenomenal Shorts: Celebrating 15 years of Bridging The Gap


Our documentary film, Breadmakers (Director Yasmin Fedda), is to be shown at the 2019 Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The screening is part of the Scottish Documentary Institute’s Bridging the Gap scheme which is celebrating its 15th Birthday. Breadmakers will be shown along with eight hand-picked short documentaries.

Full details of all films here: Bridging the Gap Films.

Breadmakers (2007) is a short documentary film directed by Yasmin Fedda and produced by Jim Hickey and Robin Mitchell. This is a film about a unique Edinburgh bakery, where a community of workers with learning disabilities make a variety of organic breads for daily delivery to shops and cafes in the city. The Garvald Bakery is part of a centre inspired by the ideas of Rudolf Steiner where the workers realise their potential for self-discovery and creativity in a social environment.

Breadmakers has been screened at over 50 film festivals worldwide and has won a number of awards including the Short Scottish Documentary Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (2007), the Best Short Documentary prize at the Athens International Documentary Festival on Disability (2008) and the Black Pearl for Best Documentary Short Film at the Middle East International Film Festival (2008). Breadmakers was also nominated by BAFTA Scotland in the Best Short Film category in 2008. You can view the film here: Breadmakers Film online.

The screening will take place in Edinburgh at Filmhouse 3 on Thursday 20th June at 8.10pm.

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